Coming Soon: Texting 4 Health the book

March 18, 2008 – 12:11 pm
BJ Fogg and I (Richard Adler) are serving as editors for a book based on the Texting 4 Health conference. Most of the conference presenters have agreed to contribute chapters to the book, which we hope to have in print by summer. Stay tuned for more details.

Resource Guide and Blog

March 17, 2008 – 10:26 pm
Thank you one and all for your interest in the area of using text messaging to improve health. We at the Persuasive Technology Lab would like to thank all attendees of the Texting 4 Health conference for an enthusiastic exchange of ideas and hope that the connections made at the event will prove fruitful in your work. Indeed it is your passion that inspired BJ Fogg to compile a first draft of a Texting 4 Health Resource Directory. This directory aspires to be a comprehensive guide to public and private initiatives, policies, actors, studies, etc. in the area of the use of text messaging for health. The directory is intended to be a living document with contributions from the community of theoreticians and practitioners warmly welcomed. As a living document the directory will also need gentle pruning and care for it to grow. Dr. Kevin Patrick and Linsday Dillon of UCSD ...

Great people, great content @ Texting4Health

March 12, 2008 – 1:24 pm
From what I can tell, everyone was pleased with the Texting4Health event at Stanford last week. About 150 people gathered to explore and learn how to use text messaging to improve health behaviors. Thursday's preview workshop helped texting newbies learn to text. This was a fun session, and everyone left with the basics of texting mastered. (Some parents who texted their kids for the first time were surprised with the positive reactions, like "I can't believe you're texting me. Awesome. Welcome to the 21st century!") Friday's main event featured over 25 speakers giving 10-minute talks. For most of us, this was a welcome wave of info. The speakers are among the world's leaders in texting and behavior change. We've posted many of their slides online. To our surprise, Saturday's optional workshop was perhaps even better than Friday's main event. About 55 people who attended learned from four texting companies. What made Saturday fascinating ...