Monday, May 5, 2008

Answering Machine

As a kid, when you wanted the answer, you asked mom or dad. Now, you search Google. But Google has its shortcomings. You aren’t always at a computer. Your answer could be on page 8 of the results. The power or Internet could be down – like on Wednesday.

Sometimes it’s faster just to ask someone who knows – if you knew who that was.

Now you do. Text any question to and get a message back in just minutes with an answer from a real person. Based in San Francisco, Mosio is sort of like searching Google via texting. Your questions are answered by Mosio members who are online and can easily search for your answer - like the address of the restaurant you’re heading to, or what’s tying up traffic on the H-1. It’s free – all you have to do is agree to return the favor by answering a question or two when you’re online.

Ask anything. What’s the closest Thai restaurant to Chaminade? Population of Oahu? How big is the Universe? They’ve all been answered on Mosio.

Just don’t ask the unanswerables. Like when will those skinny jeans fit again?

Text questions to Offer answers at

Posted on Monday, May 5, 2008 in Permalink

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Lei Chic is a daily email and shopping blog that plugs you into Hawaii's newest and hottest boutiques, designers, trends, spas and salons, and more. You'll also discover all the cool events, dinners and sales happening around town in our Weekend Picks every Thursday. With Lei Chic, you'll get the inside scoop on what everyone will be talking about tomorrow – in your inbox today.

Lei Chic associate editor Natalie Schack has been a cultural anthropology student,museum worker bee and dabbler in graphic design. When she isn't scouting new fashion, compiling to-do lists or crafting puns, Natalie spends her free time dreaming up elaborate picnic ideas; "researching" via YouTube tutorials, blogs and Instagram; and dusting off her pith helmet for the next adventure life throws her way.

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