PayPal has announced a new service that will let you make payments via text messages. Lose a bet to a friend? Text “Send 50 to 703-555-1212” to 729725 and you will have given 50 bucks to directory assistance. If you use your friend’s number, though, it will go to him.
It could be an interesting add-on to small donor giving in politics. If you could text message money to your candidate of choice, it would make political giving much easier. It probably still won’t make people care, though.