08 October 2009

SMS embedded in everyday life

I reflected recently on how the 'Texting' category of this blog has so few entries, particularly few added recently. Texting is so embedded in everyday life (and the texting multi-taskers I commented on in 2007, so commonplace) that it barely merits comment. To prove the point this post on Mashable reports that in the US 4.1 billion texts were sent daily in the first half of 2009, almost twice the number sent in the same period of the previous year. Even bearing in mind that America has been slower to take up texting than the UK, and sceptical as one might be about the industry's own surveys of itself (this is by CTIA which represents the US mobile industry to government), it's a huge jump. Mobile broadband access is also increasing signicantly.

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