Just read on Mashable that Facebook has introduced a short code that allows people to become a “fan” of a company via text message.
With the iPhone it may be just as easy to go onto the Facebook application and become a fan that way. But let’s not forget that smartphones aren’t yet the majority, so this has potential for companies to pump up their userbase, incorporate a Facebook page call to action in their advertisements, etc.
Companies can ask people to text the name of their page (www.facebook.com/yourname) – to Facebook’s shortcode, 32665, to become fans. For instance, for Mashable (whose site is facebook.com/mashable) you would text “fan Mashable” to 32665 (which spells out ‘FBOOK’ on your phone) and you become a Mashable Facebook fan.
Pretty cool, huh? I think you have to do something the first time to verify you are the Facebook user…and T-Mobile is rumored not to work…
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