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Victoria Police have taken the unprecedented step of sending a text message to every mobile phone in the state, warning of extreme weather conditions on Monday night and Tuesday.
Considering that a mobile phone is something almost everyone carries in their pocket at all times, it would seem an obvious extra channel for reaching people - obviously in conjunction with traditional newspapers, television and radio alerts. The police have even embraced Twitter, although this will be more useful once Twitter re-enables its SMS features in Australia.
Originally posted by watchZEITGEISTnow
reply to post by Dragon33
You must step back from the emotion driven media machine to understand the real reason for doing this.
As I stated before : a system where you CAN nominate your phone to accept these 'warnings' should be in place. However mandatory IS a big brother tactic, and people should wake up to this fact.