Twitter used to find owner of lost cell-phone

Filed as News on April 18, 2008 12:12 am

You no longer have to rely on a service like Lojack – or its cell phone equivalent – to find a lost cell phone it seems.

Wired carries the story of UC Berkeley Student Scot Hacker who lost his cell phone on campus only to have a tech-savvy individual find the phone and send an SMS message to the most recent SMS recipient.. Twitter.

The mystery tweet read simply:

Hi.i found this phone.could you tell me how to find the owner..

After being reconnected with his phone, Hacker posted this tweet:

Whoa – Twitter found my phone! What an amazing network

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  1. By Scot Hacker posted on April 18, 2008 at 1:17 am
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    Yeah, it was a pretty groovy experience – everything just clicked like magic in the middle of a bad day.

    n.b.: I’m a staffer, not a student.

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  2. By Allison1988 posted on August 19, 2008 at 10:22 pm
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  3. By Joseph posted on January 28, 2009 at 3:04 pm
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    I use TRACKITBACK! I rely on them to return my mobile devises to me, and they do it FREE!

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