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hppy bday txtmsg!

The first ever Short Message Service widely known as SMS was sent by Neil Papworth twenty years ago! There were no keyboards on mobile phones at that time so he wrote to his friend from his PC: 'Merry Christmas!' To celebrate its milestone birthday, some interesting statistics have been found:

— we send about 50 sms per a week;

— the boom of short message services took place in 2006;

— it reached 11 billion texts in 2011;

— there's a decrease of sms nowadays due to other technological possibilities to communicate.

Happy Birthday, dear SMS!

 

Comments (3)

Anna Anna # 0 Up Down

Wow! 20 years!!! Now we even can't imagine our lives without such services.

BlackDragon BlackDragon # 0 Up Down

That's cool! Such things merge into our lives unnoticed and become almost essential.

Alexa Alexa # 0 Up Down

The picture reminded be my old good cellular...so dear to me then.

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