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12/30/2012 Text Messaging Losing to Social Media?

Text messaging may be going the way of the LP, and social media might be to blame for the decline in SMS in a more-connected-than-ever world.

Text messaging came to prominence in the early to mid-00s, as people realized they did not have to actually get on the phone to pass on a brief message to a friend, colleague or family member. Soon text messaging supplanted phone calls as the preferred method of communication between connected individuals, with the exception of a few texting abstainers who remained insistant that the process was confusing, annoying or inconvenient.

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12/28/2012 Text Messaging Archives

A new proposal is working its way through Washington, D.C. to archive peoples text messages.

Police are backing the proposal. They want wireless companies to keep detail records of your texts for two years to aid in possible investigations.

As of 2010, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint did not keep the content of text messages. Verizon did for five days, Virgin Mobile did for 90.


12/27/2012 Text Messages Saved a Womens Life

Harvard scientists are reporting that a case of so-called dystextia clued them in that a 25-year-old pregnant woman had suffered a stroke and was in need of urgent medical care.

A healthy woman who was 11 weeks pregnant was communicating with her husband via text following a routine visit to her obstetrician's office -- she wanted to let him know the babys due date. However, the messages were incoherent.

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12/20/2012 Hunting Violations Via Text Message

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission now is accepting violation reports via text message, in addition to email and phone.

Most cell phones allow users to send text messages directly to an email address. Tips can be texted to tip@myfwc.com. Standard usage fees may apply. Reports also can be made by calling (888) 404-FWCC.

Tipsters may remain anonymous and will not be required to testify in court. Based on their preference, tipsters may be contacted for additional information.

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12/19/2012 Text Spammers Punished

Christopher Niebel and Gary McNeish, who sent close to one million spam messages per day, have become the first people to be fined under new laws regarding unsolicited messages.

The text spammers were fined £440,000 after using their company, Tetrus Telecoms, to send anonymous messages about personal injury claims.

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12/18/2012 TurboTax Seizes Text Messaging

TurboTax is moving to take an effective email program and expand it into SMS. The tax preparation company has used email to persuade customers to return after abandoning an e-filing effort midstream. With smartphones proliferating, it has been adding text messaging as a way to try and bring people back.

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12/17/2012 Volume of Text Messages

Pew Research just looked into the texting habits of American adults and surprise: people like to text. What is not to love, right? The fact that you do not have to actually speak to another human being is reason enough to peck away at that keyboard. That is not my opinion – I’m just imagining that is what heavy texters would say…

Anyway, motivations aside, Pew found that on average, Americans over the age of 18 send and receive 41.5 texts per day. Women are a bit more text-happy than men, but not by much 42 to 40.9. As you may expect, those aged 18-29 tip the scale with an average of 87.7 texts per day. On the flip side, text messaging seniors - 65 and older only send and receive 4.7 texts on average.

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12/11/2012 Text Messaging 2 Decades Old

This month marks the 20th anniversary of the short message service. It's better known by its abbreviation SMS and best known by its everyday name: text message.

The first message was sent Dec. 3, 1992, by Neil Papworth, an engineer for Sema Group in the United Kingdom. "Merry Christmas popped up on the screen of the big cellphone carried by Richard Jarvis, a director for Vodafone.

Today, about 7 trillion text messages worldwide are sent each year. Last month, for the first time, the average number sent declined. The average user sent 978 messages in November, down 18 from the previous month.

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12/10/2012 Contacts Eyes Text Messaging!

It may sound like something out of a sci-fi film, but reading text messages off contact lens in the eyes could soon be a reality - bringing a whole new meaning to the term instant messaging.

Scientists have developed a new technology that allows electronic messages sent from mobile phones to be directly projected on to contact lens placed in the recipients eyes.

The spherical curved LCD display, created by Belgium researchers at Ghent University, handle projected images using wireless technology.

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12/04/2012 Read the Latest News From Notepage

Read the latest SMS and text messaging news from NotePage includes information on: Orion and PRTG integration, tech support, licensing, and video tutorials.


12/06/2012 Quit Smoking with Text Messages

Text and video messages designed to help people quit smoking that come in on their cellphones nearly doubled the success rate for attempted quitters compared to people who did not have such assistance, according to a New Zealand study.

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12/04/2012 Clinicians are Texting More

Underlining the growing trend of cell phone texting in healthcare, a new survey of pediatric hospitalists finds that 57% of clinicians send work-related text messages. Further, 12% of the physicians who responded to the survey reported texting more than 10 times per shift. Nearly half of the hospitalists also reported receiving work-related text messages when not on call.

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More physicians are using text messaging to communicate with each other and their teams in hospitals, a hint toward a shift from pagers, which have been a regular accessory to scrubs and white coats for the past 30 years.

The trend is driven by the surge in cell phone use and advances in technology, not to mention the new crop of tech-savvy interns and residents, according to the few studies that have focused on text messaging among health care professionals.

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12/03/2012 Text Message Phishing Scam

The Better Business Bureau serving Nebraska, South Dakota, the Kansas Plains and Southwest Iowa is warning about huge numbers of consumers throughout our BBBs service area and the entire country who are receiving phishing text messages on their cell phones.

The message in one of these texts received by BBB reads: Attn: Ne. Target shopper your entry won! Go to http://targetrdzn.com/?111 and
enter code XXXX to claim your $1000 Target gift card now! This link took the person to numerous pages asking for personal information in order to
continue.

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11/30/2012 Is Text Messaging on the Decline?

In countries around the world, text-message traffic has been shrinking because Internet-powered alternatives are becoming so widely used. American carriers have fought off the decline — until now.

For the first time, the American wireless market saw a decline in the total number of messages sent by each customer each month, according to a report published Monday by Chetan Sharma, an independent mobile analyst who is a consultant for wireless carriers. In the third quarter of this year, cellphone owners sent an average of 678 texts a month, down from 696 texts a month in the previous quarter.

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11/29/2012 Text Messaging Stats

Pew Research Centers Internet & American Life Project obtained readings on some of the most popular mobile phone activities based on interviews of 2,581 cell phone owning adults age 18 and older.

Here is how it breaks down:

82 percent: Take a picture
80 percent: Send or receive text messages
56 percent: Access the Internet
50 percent: Send or receive email
44 percent: Record video
43 percent: Download apps
31 percent: Look for health or medical information online
29 percent: Check bank account balance or do any online banking


11/28/2012 Cool Mobile Phone and Text Messaging Graphics

Checkout the text messaging and mobile phone graphics.


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