Saturday, March 31, 2007


I was so surprised to receive this BBC news alert via Twitter:

bbcworld: Mobile-phone text messaging in Cambodia is suspended, supposedly to protect voters during local elections.
Wow. Can you imagine that happening in the Philippines, where texting is already quite literally a way of life, and where we actually call today's youth GenTxt (Generation Text)?

Wouldn't it be easier to just go after the people who are broadcasting political text messages on a massive scale and stop them from doing so? Or better yet, charge them fines for doing so?

I hope our very own Comelec does not get any bright ideas from this for our May elections.