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Yet another embarrassing tech error – sending a text message to the wrong person

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Double check who is getting your texts.

We’ve all heard the stories of hitting ‘reply all’ instead of ‘reply’ when discussing something in an e-mail that shouldn’t go to ‘all’.

Here’s a new oopsie I learned about personally but at low cost. (Cross posted from Nonprofit Update.)

My son and I were texting back and forth last night about a $2 jump in crude prices at the end of the day. Later in the evening a colleague texted to set up a phone call for today.

So, I get up this morning and see crude prices have slid, confirming stories yesterday that it was traders closing out options that caused the spike. Thus we see a drop this morning that I was expecting. Cool.

So I dash off a text to my son commenting on the $3.50 rise and $1.50 drop.

Only my messaging was still set for a reply to my colleague. Shared with him my wise insight on crude oil trading trends.


Fortunately, my colleague will merely be bored with my observations on commodity prices. Sent him a quick apology. Then sent the message where I wanted.

Lesson learned:  be very careful on making sure your texts are going to whom you intended.

Written by Jim Ulvog

January 15, 2015, 7:49 am at 7:49 am

Posted in Other stuff, Social media

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