Texting Turns 25

December 1, 2017
The FIRST text message was sent 25 years ago! On December 3rd, 1992, which is exactly 25 years ago on Sunday, 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. 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. Click Here to see more.