In today’s world of ultra-fast communication and information on demand, it’s important to always be up to date with the latest news and development in your areas of interests. The sudden explosion of text messaging as a means of communication has seen the growth of instant messaging and user on-demand information. Much of the technological breakthroughs being done today focuses on giving users more flexibility in controlling the content of information they’ve requested through a message alert system that would not only be responsive but would also be intuitive.
The face of the future
The face of the future is looking more and more like your own face. Yes. In the future, you will only get to receive a message alert that you either have requested or that you will probably have requested if you had known it existed. While privacy groups cry foul over some of the advances being made in the name of intuitive content providing, younger generations are embracing the flexibility and the ease of use provided by intuitive content providing.
Intuitive content providing, what is it?
Instead of waiting for users to request for a particular content or data, the system tracks the user’s like and dislikes and provides content which are similar to the user’s preferences. For example, a user may input certain foods, actors, movies, books, or other things they like into the system. The system tracks those data and returns a set of content which runs similar to what the user has identified as things they like. By doing this, the system is assuming that the user, if they ever would receive similar content, would appreciate the added ease provided by this service.
But isn’t that a bit creepy and intrusive?
Not if you think of it as someone serving you only with the things you told them you liked. In the end, you still have the option whether to request for that particular information or reject it. The data is only being highlighted and pointed out for you.
Message alert, wrong content
What happens if I receive unwanted content from messaging alerts?
Well, report it to the authorities since that message would be considered spam. Additionally, you can also opt-out so you can stop the message from being sent to you again.
Message alert used in emergencies and law enforcement
A national early warning message alert system is being proposed created that would enable the government to reach the public not only through radio controlled devices (which was the earlier precursor for the proposal; also known as EAS) but also through modern communication devices such as cell phones, iPods, computers, and laptops. The proposal hopes to connect these communication devices to the EAS (Emergency Alert System) so that when the President of the United States uses the system and broadcasts an alert message, the message would reach a broader audience.
Use in law enforcement
Text alerts are now being sent to circulated names and pictures of wanted criminals, missing persons, and other law enforcement concerns.