~~April 7, 2014~~
We all know that with the advent of the current technology: tablets, iPods, iPads, iPhones, Samsung, MicroSoft phones, etc., texting has become worldwide. We are actually learning a new language.
For those of us who as a bit into our years, note the abbreviations listed above.
Text messaging, or texting, is the act of composing and sending a brief, electronic message between two or more mobile phones, or fixed or portable devices over a phone network. The term originally referred to messages sent using the Short Message Service (SMS). It has grown to include messages containing image, video, and sound content (known as MMS messages). The sender of a text message is known as a texter, while the service itself has different colloquialisms depending on the region. It may simply be referred to as a text in North America, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines, an SMS in most of mainland Europe, and a TMS orSMS in the Middle East, Africa and Asia.
Text messages can be used to interact with automated systems to, for example, order products or services, or participate in contests. Advertisers and service providers use direct text marketing to message mobile phone users about promotions, payment due dates, etcetera instead of using mail, e-mail or voicemail.
In a straight and concise definition for the purposes of this English Language article, text messaging by phones or mobile phones should include all 26 letters of the alphabet and 10 numerals, i.e., alpha-numeric messages, or text, to be sent by texter or received by the textee.
~~The History of Text Messaging~~
The world’s first text message was sent from a computer to a cellphone by British engineer, Neil Papworth. As reported by CTV News, Papworth sent the text message to his boss on December 03, 1992. It read: “Merry Christmas” and this single text message revolutionized the way we communicate.
~~1,400 Online Chat and Text Message Abbreviations~~
Full Read/Full List: http://www.webopedia.com/quick_ref/textmessageabbreviations.asp
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