The First Text Message Was Sent 25 Years Ago Sunday

Twenty five years ago this Sunday communication changed forever!


On December 3rd, 1992 an engineer in England sent a message from his computer to his friend’s cell phone.


It said “Merry Christmas.” And it was the first text message ever!


And now, just two-and-a-half decades later, I’m not sure if we could exist without them.


Here are some results from a survey on where texting stands 25 years after it was invented:


1. 80% of adults and 91% of teenagers send at least one message every day.


2. Half of people say messaging has pretty much replaced ALL of their other forms of communication.


3. 67% of people text more than they did two years ago.


4. 56% of us have sent a text just using emojis, and 57% have responded to a message just using a gif.


5. And those things have crossed the final frontier, too: Old people. 77% of people over 55 use emojis, and 53% have used a gif.


Do you prefer texting over calling?

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