Text Invites Hit The Party Scene 

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By Lois Whitman-Hess

text invites, technology, the three tomatoesI love sending out invitations to a party. There is something therapeutic about creating an invitation, putting a list together, and then blasting it out over email. The days of paper invitations have been over for me for years.

I honestly do not feel that digital invites are any less significant than paper invitations that look like you are being invited to dine with the Queen. In fact, some of the fancy paper invites that I have received over the years were nicer than the party itself.

In my opinion, many digital invites are more appropriate than the paper ones. They set the tone better for the party. No fancy frills create an element of mystery. No one knows what to expect.

The big decision for most people is whether to send their digital invitations out over Facebook or email. Both are not ideal because those channels are overcrowded with lots of other messages.

Enter a new app called Hobnob. The app is capable of sending entire invites over text messaging. That means invitations are immediately received. I can’t wait to try this.

The Hobnob app is very easy to use. All you have to do is enter the event name, location, start time and date. You then select one of several designs provided or you can upload your own design. Make sure you have the phone numbers of everyone you want to invite.

Be among the first to send out a text invite. Your invitees will think you are totally cutting-edge.


lois whitman hess, technology, the three tomatoesWhile her friends are downsizing and playing golf or spending more time with their grandkids, Lois Whitman-Hess is trying to become knowlegable about Instagram, Highlight and Pinterest.  Lois Whitman-Hess has been in the tech business for 45 years. Yes that long.  She started as a consumer electronics journalist at the age of 18. She and her husband own and operate HWH PR, one of the best known and longest running PR agencies in the tech business. She started her blog, DigiDame, because she feels it is important for the 55 plus crowd to be aware of an ever changing digital world. What is new one day in the world of the Internet is old the next.  The real challenge is just not understanding what these technologies do, but how to use them. Follow her blog.


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