Up To the Second: The Most Up-To-Date NCCU News, When and Where You Want It
You want the latest NCCU’s Sports scores sent to your phone, the very second they are updated? And, perhaps you just can’t wait for the very latest stories from our award-winning Campus Echo, but you’re too busy to stay anchored front of your computer, constantly hitting the web page Refresh key?
You do not need a fancy web-enabled smartphone to get it, as one of the benefits of the newly enhanced NCCU Mobile portal. Of course, you can get all our newly added RSS-powered content from http://www.nccu.edu/m on any web device, now with minimal text formatting so that even the pickiest, most proprietary archaic mobile device can receive our content “out-of-the-box”… even if you’re using a bare-bones text-only phone. But there’s much more to it, than that, thanks to miraculous, ever-underutilized RSS feed.
Get RSS feeds sent to you as a text message (SMS) or even via e-mail. This includes the latest NCCU Athletics updates, our award-winning Campus Echo student paper, and the most up-to-date external campus news from our Office of Public Relations. Internal NCCU news is also available upon log-in.
Even if you’re just not up for costs of 24/7 mobile web services and/or the hardware, getting NCCU scores sent to you via text message (or if you prefer, as e-mail) is super-easy. The best way is to let Twitter do the work. Log in to your Twitter account, simply *Follow* the NCCU news source(s) of you choice from there, as http://twitter.com/nccuwebservices, http://twitter.com/nccuathletics, http://twitter.com/nccu, and http://twitter.com/campusecho already exist. Twitter provides you with the appropriate option to receive the updates you want via SMS message (AKA text message) to your cellphone number and/or e-mail address.
You can also get the same results without a Twitter account, using any number of free RSS-to-SMS and RSS-to-EMail services like Yahoo Alerts (http://alerts.yahoo.com/myalerts.php), from the UK, the very ornate txttools (http://www.txttools.co.uk/preloginjsp/txttools/index.jsp), Web-alerts.com, and Pingie.com. All you need is the URL of the RSS content you want (listed at the end of this article), and a phone number (or email address) to which the message will be sent.
Let us know what methods suit you best.
Disclaimer: Be sure to check with your cellular service provider regarding charges that you may incur as the recipient of text messages.