Originally Posted by Tim Koltek
It's not PIN messaging that's the concerns but rather the public solicitation of chat buddies using a static number. It's almost anti-Blackberry culture. It strikes me as odd that the same people who don't post their full names, phone numbers, or even email address will willingly post publicly in an open forum the one number that reaches them more than any other, a number they can't change or block without great effort. Traditionally the PIN is the one thing you'd NEVER give out. Is irony here lost on everyone else?
I realize this is an audience of mostly newer Blackberry users. The LAST thing I want is more messages and particularly from people I don't know. I'll go further to say that's probably true for the majority of long time Blackberry users. I guess this just just shows how the democratization of the Blackberry has really altered the average user profile from being upscale and extremely private to a mass market and young people wanting other to with just anyone.
Maybe they'll add cameras and cartoons next.
Did you just seriousley blame the popularity of the blackberry with young people on democrats? did I read that wrong? as far as I know "democratization" means to make something democratic.
I honestly dont even know what to tell you. I am still dumbfounded by why you would even post a thread about this. some people want to make "e-friends", some dont.
I personally have only had two or three conversations with other users of this forum (via pin) but all have been pleasent.
anyhting else you want to cry about?