Hello, Iâ€™m Samantha, SMS Text Newsâ€™ recently appointed intern. Iâ€™ll be here for seven weeks to bring a genuine voice from the youth of today.
Iâ€™m sixteen years old, and Iâ€™m currently awaiting my GCSE results. In September I plan to go back to School to further my education at Sixth Form, and complete A Levels in Chemistry, Biology, History and Psychology. However, for my GCSEâ€™s, I chose History, Music, Media Studies and Business Studies, so I like to think I have a good all-round knowledge on a variety of different areas.
My interests mainly revolve around reading, writing, media and mainly politics. I keep my mind busy doing whatever it is that feeds the hunger the lies up there; and through the most part Iâ€™ve found doing this is through a combination of activities. Blogging has become one of the most important parts to my life, not because I have nothing else to do, but because itâ€™s a release, and a tool to learn, and Iâ€™ve become better in different areas and subjects. I also enjoy spending time out with friends, creating and listening to music, and the like.
A lot of what I write about is based on the woes of being me, and the media. One area of media that Iâ€™ve been immersed in is the mobile industry. This has been since the age of eleven; that was when I got my first mobile, and since then, Iâ€™ve never gone a day without one.
My mobile was the first way of communication I had; it came before the days I had the internet, and it was considered essential by both my Mum and I for when I started High School. Now though, itâ€™s my mini-organiser (reminding me of everything), my Alarm, my mobile gateway to Twittering, and updating that precious Facebook status. Iâ€™ve even gone so far to pretend Iâ€™m on o2, just so I can receive mobile updates from Facebook. Iâ€™ve spent time on T-Mobile, six/seven years with Virgin Mobile, and currently Blyk; the service I receive from mobile operators is extremely important to me, so Iâ€™m more than ready to complain when things go wrong.
Iâ€™m here to give you an insight into some of my opinions, views and observations of this fascinating and ever expanding industry. I and many others feel the industry is out of touch, and certainly not capturing the full potential and desires of the consumers of today; and the biggest segment of this consumer market are the teenagers.
I would love to hear any feedback, comments, ideas, or anything really. Feel free to e-mail me at Samantha@smstextnews.com and where possible, I will try to get back to you.