Erecting a wall for expression in public spaces, enriched via mobile phones


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About the project Edit

The SMS Wall is an experimental device that is accessible and easy to use.

It has the following functions:

-Real-time display of contributions sent by the public via text message
-Uses toll-free SMS
-Compatible with any SIM card capable of receiving text messages
-Auto-tagging of SMS via Twitter and real-time updates of Twitter feed with SMS
-Moderation of tweets pre or post publication

In what ways is this project unique and creative? Edit

It makes it possible to create, moderate, and share a collective expression device, enriched via texts from a toll-free number from any mobile phone—anywhere, in real time.

What is the social value of this project? Edit

It’s very low-cost, uses free software, and can be easily replicated and improved. It facilitates expression in public spaces. It is a democratization of the functions of social networking since it is not necessary to have a Twitter account to contribute.

What is the potential of this project to expand and develop? Edit

This project can be expanded to any sector.

Project requirements:
-PHP/MySQL hosting that allows administrators to create tables
-Knowledge of how to upload a directory to a web server with a FTP client
-Two PCs or computers connected to the internet
-A video projector or a visualization tool
-A 3G USB key (for mobile connection)

There are many possible uses and applications of this device.

What was the triggering factor of this project? Edit

ah well

What is the business model of this project? Edit

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