MMS For Marijuana

from the one-way-to-use-it dept

We keep hearing about how MMS (multimedia messaging) has been slow to take off, mainly because mobile execs seemed to think that people would gravitate to MMS the same way they did with SMS — even though text is often a much more efficient means of communication. However, it seems that the “youth” market the industry is now so desperate to attract may have figured out their own way of using MMS: to facilitate drug sales. Apparently, a bunch of suburban teen high schoolers would use MMS to send out photos and details concerning how and where to buy drugs. They apparently thought it was a clever way to contact each other — except for the fact that parents have been known to snoop on their childrens’ phones. One parent found the photos and alerted the police, who tracked down the drug dealing kids and arrested them. So, back to the drawing board on ways jumpstart MMS usage in the youth market.

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