Finding a parking space in big cities can be a nightmare. Whether you’re in a crowded area or find yourself surrounded by people who park with no regard for others, it’s almost never fun or easy. One service in San Francisco is trying to change things. A program called CurbTXT lets people text you by using your license plate number to get in touch. A sticker on the car gives them an anonymous way to contact you through your car’s license plate. Whether it’s to give a heads-up that your meter is about to run out or just to let you know you’re blocking their driveway, it has the possibility to really shake up parking in the Bay Area. Worried about spam or pranks? CurbTXT lets users report inappropriate messages, and abusers will be blocked from the service. While CurbTXT is still in its infancy, it’s another example of how we can use technology to make our lives easier and less frustrating.

About Shelly Palmer

Named one of LinkedIn’s Top 10 Voices in Technology, Shelly Palmer is Managing Partner at Palmer Advanced Media, a technology-focused strategic advisory practice that helps Fortune 500 companies and growth-stage companies with digital strategy, data science, marketing, branding, and business development. He is Fox 5 New York's on-air tech and digital media expert and a regular commentator on CNBC and CNN. @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com.

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