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Talk:Phones without Internet access join the Facebook revolution

For those of you not versed in SlovenianEdit

Here's a googlified version of the Slovenian text from that source :)

"The company Gemalto, namely specialist SmartCard smart card, has introduced a new product called Facebook for SIM, which allows connection with a popular social network via phone that do not support data (Internet) access.

The new solution is fully installed on your SIM card, which every mobile phone and is therefore compatible with the complete range of mobile phones in the market.

On top of exchanging messages and writing on the wall in Facebook does not need a data connection, as with a social network communicate via SMS messages. Users of solutions to new information on Facebook is seen as messages that are displayed on the phone screen when the site changes.

The solution is reportedly reaped a lot of interest from telecommunications operators in the new service to see a new source of revenue due to the increase in the number of SMS messages."

BarkingFish (talk) 21:54, 22 February 2011 (UTC)

Review of revision 1183502 [Passed]Edit

Comment: The second source is actually a press release, which while not a news "source", can be used to verify an article, and for quotes. BarkingFish (talk) 23:39, 22 February 2011 (UTC)

On the other hand (playing devil's advocate), verification is only one of the functions severed by the requirement for two independent sources. Another of them is to protect us from non-newsworthy promotion, the theory being that the promoter might be able to get one other news site to carry their material, but the story would have to reach a higher level of interest before they'd be able to get more than one other site to carry it. --Pi zero (talk) 00:36, 23 February 2011 (UTC)

What is this apparently neutral title supposed to mean? What is the 'Facebook revolution', exactly? --78.144.162.93 (talk) 01:05, 24 February 2011 (UTC)

Why is this news?Edit

Can somebody explain why this is news? As I understand, Facebook sms has been available for quite some time: http://m.facebook.com/sms. 165.124.215.172 (talk)Chris

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