Friday, December 9, 2011

The History of Text Messaging [INFOGRAPHIC]

Did you know SMS turned 19 recently?

Neil Papworth sent the first text message back on December 3rd, 1992. Papworth used his personal computer to send a cheerful (and 3-week early) “Merry Christmas” text message to the phone of Richard Jarvis.

Although the adoption seemed quite slow – with Americans only sending an average of 35 text messages per month by 2000 – we eventually blossomed into text-crazed fanatics that can’t resist sliding a text message in class, at work, or even while driving.

I mean, seriously, we’re so obsessed with texting that we hold text-messaging competitions that pay out RIDICULOUS amounts of money to the winners!

This infographic by Tatango beautifully illustrates how text messaging forever changed the way we communicate. [I know I'm not the only one who texts more than they call! ;)]


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