Texting for 25 Years
I saw where December 3rd marked the 25th anniversary of the first-ever text message. It was a text from an engineer in England that was sent from his computer to a friend's cell phone saying 'Merry Christmas'. It's hard to believe that a quarter of a century has gone by.
80% of adults and 91% of teenagers, send at least one text message per day according to the PR Newswire. Half of the people in a survey, that was conducted about texting, say text messaging has pretty much replaced all of their forms of communication. I know I text a lot more now than I used to. When you call someone, you could end up on the phone a lot longer then you need or want to be. Plus you never know what somebody is doing at that moment you are trying to get a hold of them.
I also use the talk to text for most of my texts. And you would think I would have learned by now to read what my phone typed instead of just hitting send, but I still get burned by that on a daily basis.
I know when we try and get a hold of my step-son Ian, we try and call him first and always get his voicemail. But when we text him, he texts right back. I can just imagine how we will be communicating in another 25 years.
[via PR Newswire]