When you need a quick fact at the office, you can always lift your head above “the cubes” and broadcast your request to your fellow workers — or you can reach for your cell phone and send a message to Cellphedia.

Inspired by Wikipedia, and Dodgeball, a cell phone-based social networking service, Cellphedia allows its members to broadcast questions to its community and receive answers, all through a mobile phone.

Registration for the service is free at the Cellphedia Web site. After registering, members choose areas that they’re interested in — art, architecture, food, music, etc. A member can ask a question in any area, but the questions go to people who have chosen the area as one that interests them.

By John P. Mello Jr.

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