What about the green revolution?

If it’s true that Twitter and Facebook were the hide-outs and places to plan and organize the core of the resistance last year what’s going on with the traffic to those pages now? Now, rates are stalling on a very low level after Iranian authorities banned Twitter and Facebook about a year ago in an effort to shut down what could have been a revolution.

Traffic rates for both websites dropped to around 10 percent of the peak numbers from June/Juli 2009 which accounts for the few users who visit the pages on detours.

What’s next?

“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible, make violent revolution inevitable.” (JFK)

Samba in Mettmann

Parking is made more easy and convenient in Mettmann a German “county capital” near Düsseldorf: just park your machine where appropriate instead of feeding a clock or buying a ticket you can send a TXT with ‘your license tag’,30’ to 831191 if you want to park your car for an hour (first 30 minutes are free of charge). Within seconds you receive a confirmation TXT summing up the transaction.

Another quiet useful gimmick: when it’s 10 minutes before your parking time’s running out you’ll get a notification so you can purchase some additional time if needed.

Works with the three major wireless network provisers T-Mobile, Vodafone, and E-plus.

Just one great example of a quite value-adding application of mobile telephony.