Tuesday, July 17, 2012

txt2day moving to new server

Due to the huge popularity of www.txt2day.com, we are migrating to a new server to handle traffic.   Thank you for your patience as we may experience some outage times.  

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Monday, August 29, 2011

Txt2day Helps Out During Hurricane Irene

This site/your service is GREAT. Got hit by Hurricane Irene, and discovered I left my cell phone power cord elsewhere (when I got home from evading the worst of storm).Discovered my cheap home phone is fried, and knew I needed to text a few people who do not man their computers second by second. Love that this exists!
I tried to use Yahoo, but I couldn't, since I don't know how, and though it says "test message" on the mail site, one has to sign out to get chat, and then magically get back to mail. OY, Anyway- thanks thanks thanks! I am telling everyone about you!

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What is Textaphrenia?

It seems to be quite normal for teenagers to keep checking their cell phones for text messages but very few of them are aware that this normal habit has turned into an addiction known as Textaphrenia.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Digital Flirting — Easy to Do and to Get Caught

Representative Anthony D. Weiner may have taken it to an extreme. But the online flirtations and provocative photos that got him into so much trouble are far from unusual among adults these days, experts say.

What with Facebook friends, Twitter followers and Skype video chats, it is now all too easy to flirt with strangers and engage in sexual fantasy without (technically) breaking a marriage vow. Digital dalliance has entered the mainstream.

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Monday, June 6, 2011

Free Text Messaging

Short Message Service (SMS) or more commonly text messaging has become a global phenomenon. In technical terms, a short message of 160 characters or fewer (including spaces) can be sent from or delivered to an enabled mobile phone. The service is typically available on most personal mobile devices that are equipped with wireless telecommunications.

An SMS is typically delivered within seconds but can depend upon the gateway, network traffic and the receiving party's availability. In recent years, SMS has become a phenomenon especially among young people. SMS is popular because it is an effective way of communicating directly to the intended recipient as close to real time as possible.

SMS text messaging is the most widely used data application on the planet, with 2.4 billion active users, or 74% of all mobile phone subscribers sending and receiving text messages on their phones.

The most common method of SMS communication is person-to-person, but text messages can also be used for interacting with automated systems. Typical examples include automated downloads of mobile services, polls or participating in contests.

Sending text messages is a cost effective and efficient way of communication. These are some examples:

a) You are a business wanting to immediately alert your customers of news, sales or events.

b) You are an organization wanting to send messages to individuals or groups about impendint meetings, events or promotions.

c) You are an individual looking to send a quick message or group text messages to your friends.

d) You want to participate in a national poll or contest.

e) You want to be sent an SMS about special occasions, chores or meetings.

f) You want to be entertained through daily SMS flirts or jokes sent to your phone.

A cell phone is not mandatory for texting. There are some internet websites that allow users to send text messages free of charge to the sender. These services are often supported by advertisers or donations.

One such site is http://www.txt2day.com which is a popular internet website supported by advertising. The site offers free text messaging to countries around the world including United States, Canada, United Kingdom, India, Japan and many more. Many internet sites have sprung up that specialize in various popular texting interest including jokes, flirts and text reminders.

http://www.txt2day.com is an unlimited free SMS text messaging service.

Since 2005 txt2day has been allowing anybody to send free text messages from their computer to a phone. Txt2day is totally free! There's no hidden charges. Txt2day will not call you or text you with promotional messages.

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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Placing a Cell Phone Near Your Ear Could be Fatal

LONDON (Reuters) - Using a mobile phone may increase the risk of certain types of brain cancer in humans and consumers should consider ways of reducing their exposure, World Health Organization (WHO) cancer experts said on Tuesday.

A working group of 21 scientists from 14 countries meeting at the WHO's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) said a review of all the available scientific evidence suggested cell phone use should be classified as "possibly carcinogenic."

(Reporting by Kate Kelland, editing by Mark Heinrich)

Using Your IPad or Playbook May Disrupt Sleeping Habits

By Dr. James Aw

My first encounter with technology’s ability to affect sleep happened when I was an intern on my first surgical rotation, which included frequent 24-hour shifts. To allow interns like me to catch a few hours rest, the hospital gave us pagers. I toted the little black plastic box into the call room, flopped down on a cot and closed my eyes. But I couldn’t sleep. Was the pager about to beep? What if I slept through it? The mere presence of the technology induced such anxiety that I couldn’t drift off.

I wasn’t controlling the device; the device was controlling me. Something similar seems to be happening with today’s tablet computers. The portability of Apple’s iPad and Research in Motion’s PlayBook encourages us to take the tablet with us to bed. Many of us have replaced a good book with the iPad as the last media our eyes meet before dark. A U.S. poll released in March by the National Sleep Foundation estimated that 61% of people used some form of computer a few nights a week in the hour before bed. In fact, nearly half of adults in their twenties surfed the Internet every night, or almost every night, within the hour they went to sleep.

All that computer use may be harming our ability to perform the mental switch-off sleep requires — which could make us less productive and more irritable during the day.

Dr. Michael Gradisar is a psychology professor at Australia’s Flinders University and an expert on the sleep effects of interactive media. His research indicates that passive media — classically, books — are good for lulling us to sleep. But Gradisar says more interactive media, such as video games, cellphones or Web-browsing devices, “are more alerting and disrupt the sleep-onset process.”

One of the most comprehensive studies I was able to find about this was a Belgian study published in 2006 in the Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health. Based on a survey of 2,546 children in Grades 7 and 10, the study investigated media use as a sleep aid and how it related to fatigue. Respondents who said they used as sleep aids such activities as television-watching, computer-gaming and music-listening each reported decreased number of hours of sleep per week and increased self-reported levels of tiredness.

Disturbed sleep patterns may lead to daytime sleepiness, poor school results and behaviour problems for children. Other studies have shown children’s poor sleep patterns can carry over into adulthood. Interestingly, reading books in bed did not negatively affect sleep. “Although the respondents report using television, computer games and music as a sleeping aid,” the researchers noted, “the results suggest that there is no reason to assume that these media are really helping them sleep.”

Several theories attempt to explain how bedroom media use affects sleep patterns. The “displacement” hypothesis suggests that time spent consuming media displaces time spent conducting other activities, such as sleeping. Another theory suggests interactive media creates a state of hyper-arousal and cognitive stimulation just as we’re supposed to be winding down. Dealing with work-related email before bed, or in bed, also can lead to sleep-delaying cognitive stimulation. Finally, lying in bed with a multimedia device can cause such ergonomic challenges as neck and arm strain if the activity is not conducted in a comfortable position.

“Ah,” says the diehard iPad user. “At night, I only use the iPad to read e-books. That’s OK, right?” Maybe not. Darkness is an important component in the circadian rhythm that sees us transition from sleep to wakefulness and back again. That’s because darkness triggers the pineal gland’s production of melatonin, a hormone that suppresses body temperature and heart rate and in general promotes sleep. A growing body of research indicates the sort of light projected from backlit computer screens could be enough to suppress melatonin production, in turn disrupting our natural circadian rhythms.

The effect may be strengthened when the computer display is held as close to the face as iPads and PlayBooks tend to be. For example, a Swiss-German study published in March in the Journal of Applied Physiology established that exposure to light from a backlit LED computer screen prolonged wakefulness even over non-LED screens. (The test was conducted with a Hewlett-Packard screen. Apple’s iPad also has an LED screen.) Interestingly, dedicated e-book readers such as the Kobo or the Kindle, which are not backlit and do not function as light sources, probably wouldn’t create this effect.

I’m not criticizing the use of tablet computers. I think mine is great. Studies have shown the media they store can promote health — from humorous TV shows and clips that help people deal with stress and depression to video games helping children deal with the pain of severe burns. They’ve also been shown to assist in stroke rehabilitation.

But we’re fooling ourselves if we think tablet computers work as sleep aids. The general rule? If you’re serious about your night’s sleep, leave technology outside the bedroom. No TV, no video games, certainly no tablet computer. Instead, protect the bedroom as a sanctuary. Treat it as your space to restore, relax and recharge the old-fashioned way, with soothing bedtime activities, such as a great book, which can ease the body’s transition into a long night of calm and rejuvenating sleep.

• Dr. James Aw is the medical director of the Medcan Clinic, a leading private health clinic in Toronto. For more information, visit medcan.com.

Special to National Post May 31, 2011 – 7:00 AM ET | Last Updated: May 30, 2011 6:00 PM ET

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