Thursday, December 13, 2007

Are You Styky?

When my kids were in elementary school, I used to volunteer in their classrooms and in the school library at least once a week. One year one of the teachers gave me an address book as a thank you gift at Christmas. It's a beautiful address book, but I've never used it. I have good intentions for using it to keep addresses and phone numbers in - as a backup to my cell phone. If you're anything like me, you don't write anything like that down anymore, either. We have technology, and we use it!

Now, what happens if I lose my cell phone? All that information stored in there will be gone forever. Or not, because now there's Styky. It's a new service that lets you backup your mobile contacts. Then, you can easily access, manage, and even update your contacts from any phone, on the styky website, or on Facebook. I've been playing with Facebook. There are a lot of interesting applications you can add over them. Some of them are fun. Some of them are just plain silly, but this one sounds useful. If any of your friends on Facebook already have this application, you are linked automatically. It also lets your friends add their numbers to your contacts, upon approval. I like the idea of that - less work for me.

One of the Styky features that really interests me (surprise!) is what they call $teals. They're like special coupons that you don't have to clip. They come to your phone, and you just have to show the Syky $teal on your phone.

Did I mention that the whole thing is FREE? Now, to see if my phone is supported...

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