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(Daily Mail)   Text messaging, it's so 20 years ago   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 56
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2012-12-02 08:16:07 PM  
I just sent my very first text message yesterday, so I'll be getting a kick out of this thread.
 
2012-12-02 08:24:01 PM  
1992? Text messaging is a lot older than that. Perhaps they are referring to text messaging being integrated with cellular/PCS handsets? Because we had those great big two way Motorola Advisor pagers back in the 80's.
 
2012-12-02 08:29:33 PM  
I don't buy that tweeting is replacing txt messaging. Twitter is where cats, dogs, and celebrities go to talk self-absorbed smack. SMS messaging will always be needed for sexting I imagine.
 
2012-12-02 08:34:14 PM  

KawaiiNot: I don't buy that tweeting is replacing txt messaging. Twitter is where cats, dogs, and celebrities go to talk self-absorbed smack. SMS messaging will always be needed for sexting I imagine.


Seriously. Well... other than sexting, texting is my default communication, especially at work with anyone and with coworkers. If it's urgent, then there's a call before or after. But I can choose when to look at a text, and I can do it while waiting for someone to pick up the phone or while waiting for something to download. If it's not urgent but needs response, it's still there in my inbox when I get a second to respond as opposed to saving a voicemail and going back, or scribbling a note while listening to it and not forgetting where I put it an hour later...

I hate voicemail.

And Twitter doesn't exactly work for messages I don't want to broadcast to freaking everyone. Since I'm generally not an AW, texting it is.
 
2012-12-02 08:37:33 PM  

StreetlightInTheGhetto: And Twitter doesn't exactly work for messages I don't want to broadcast to freaking everyone. Since I'm generally not an AW, texting it is.


Twitter does have the ability to send private messages so no need to broadcast to everyone. It's still extremely annoying tho'. I'd rather use a decent IM client any day.
 
2012-12-02 08:40:10 PM  
Texting to a number using a T9 pad is going away. Meanwhile, TXT and IM are identical in use and content. The texting lifestyle has not gone away.
 
2012-12-02 08:43:13 PM  

KawaiiNot: SMS messaging will always be needed for sexting I imagine.


Makes me wonder if there are exhibitionists out there having cybersex on twitter.

@BritneySpears14 i put on my robe and wizard hat #sexontwiter
 
2012-12-02 08:47:08 PM  

KawaiiNot: I don't buy that tweeting is replacing txt messaging. Twitter is where cats, dogs, and celebrities go to talk self-absorbed smack. SMS messaging will always be needed for sexting I imagine.


SMS is the single instant messaging platform that *everyone* has and all you have to have is their phone number. Email is not an SMS replacement. All popular IM platforms are proprietary... even if you have one that's interoperable, you have to convince your friends to sign up for it. Jabber really should be a standard across all mobile carriers. Jabber, if implemented properly, is basically the IM of email - if you know my email address, and that server is running Jabber, then you can chat with me. Gmail and Facebook both use Jabber, but they can't talk outside their own domains, as far as I can tell. I set up a Jabber server and tried to talk to a facebook address with it and it didn't work, but facebook does work with generic Jabber clients. I hope we do advance beyond SMS at some point, but we haven't yet, not in the main way that matters.
 
2012-12-02 08:48:52 PM  
I remember not getting a cellphone until you could send more than 160 characters. Seriously.

Then smartphones came out and I plunked down $249 on a Motorola Q. Still the best phone I ever had until my Droid2.
 
2012-12-02 08:55:10 PM  
3.bp.blogspot.com
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2012-12-02 08:55:27 PM  

InternetSecurityGuard: 1992? Text messaging is a lot older than that. Perhaps they are referring to text messaging being integrated with cellular/PCS handsets? Because we had those great big two way Motorola Advisor pagers back in the 80's.


the article specifically referenced SMS
 
2012-12-02 08:58:22 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org

LOL STOP MORE LIEK 121 YRS AGO AMIRITE STOP
 
2012-12-02 09:00:28 PM  
Wait, so SMS messaging is being overtaken by instant messaging. A service that is older than text messaging? And yet the Daily Fail calls it new?

Is it just me, or the Daily Fail being unusually stupid today?
 
2012-12-02 09:24:16 PM  
Considering how expensive cell phone service was back then, I wonder how much they charged per text.
 
2012-12-02 09:30:29 PM  
An IM is a text message.

A tweet is a text message.

You mean, a technological protocol that people used widely to communicate is slowly going to be phased out?

Wow. That never happens.
 
2012-12-02 09:32:01 PM  
And Twitter messaging is itself so 2006.
 
2012-12-02 09:42:19 PM  
The first ever text - sent in December 1992 - simply read 'Merry Christmas'

Followed shorty after by "what r u wearing?"
 
2012-12-02 09:42:25 PM  
They might mean phone based IM services like Kik messengers. Basically a way to text without giving out your number. You can block people, see who read your messages, a few other things. But it's for phones, not IMing like the old AIM or MSN stuff.
 
2012-12-02 09:44:38 PM  

pup.socket: And Twitter messaging is itself so 2006.


Twitter is like oval bike wheels to me. How the hell did it ever get popular? Uglier than Eastern Europe.
 
2012-12-02 10:01:50 PM  
You mean you wont need to pay $20 extra a month for unlimited texts that, even if you texted 24 hours a day for the entire month, would cost your provider about 25 cents total? that text messaging?
 
2012-12-02 10:02:23 PM  

Phil Moskowitz: pup.socket: And Twitter messaging is itself so 2006.

Twitter is like oval bike wheels to me. How the hell did it ever get popular? Uglier than Eastern Europe.


People can follow you, so you KNOW how popular you are. People want to know.
 
2012-12-02 10:15:11 PM  

Fizpez: You mean you wont need to pay $20 extra a month for unlimited texts that, even if you texted 24 hours a day for the entire month, would cost your provider about 25 cents total? that text messaging?


Don't worry, the phone companies will find other ways to bend their customers over.

/ the really nice ones will kiss you first
// lube will still cost extra
 
ecl
2012-12-02 10:19:44 PM  
WHY DOESN'T IRC COME ON MY PHONE?????????

www.globalnerdy.com
 
2012-12-02 10:25:51 PM  
You mean I should give this up?
www.johnytech.com
 
2012-12-02 10:30:25 PM  
Do pagers even function in the US anymore?
 
2012-12-02 10:34:53 PM  

APE992: Do pagers even function in the US anymore?


Only the one at the Longhorn
 
2012-12-02 10:35:11 PM  

Paelian: Is it just me, or the Daily Fail being unusually stupid today?


Just today?
 
2012-12-02 10:36:35 PM  
LOL at the people who still think Twitter is for attention whores and people pooping.
 
2012-12-02 10:38:41 PM  

theorellior: LOL at the people who still think Twitter is for attention whores and people pooping.


art.penny-arcade.com
 
2012-12-02 10:43:30 PM  
I had to ask my stepdaughter's boyfriend how to turn her phone off today. I do 3D modeling of buildings and have no idea about smartphones. Is this why I still search on ebay for an adfeet? I should have stolen that when I left my first architectural job. Those things are great.
 
2012-12-02 10:52:29 PM  
I use my laptop and Google Voice for SMS. Nice not to have to switch devices. Big keyboard, fewer typos.
 
2012-12-02 10:59:45 PM  

cig-mkr: You mean I should give this up?
[www.johnytech.com image 338x250]


Aww, I had one of those once. My girlfriend at the time used to page me clever things like 5318008. Then she came out as a lesbian, so it makes a lot more sense in hindsight.
 
2012-12-02 11:05:57 PM  
"because mobile phones did not keyboards"

ftfa...

fail
 
2012-12-02 11:10:17 PM  
FTFA The average 12 to 15-year-old send 193 texts a week

I send more than 193 IM, texts, and iMessages in ant given day. Somehow I'm not buying that 12 to 15 year olds aren't sending that many in an hour.
 
2012-12-02 11:25:35 PM  

Haliburton Cummings: "because mobile phones did not keyboards"

ftfa...

fail


THEN WHO WAS PHONE?
 
2012-12-02 11:35:58 PM  

UsikFark: Haliburton Cummings: "because mobile phones did not keyboards"

ftfa...

fail

THEN WHO WAS PHONE?


the answer my friend is on 1-800-jg-wentwoth
 
2012-12-02 11:39:06 PM  
meh.

if FB messaging didn't kill SMS, twitter won't either.

img.gawkerassets.com
 
2012-12-02 11:53:45 PM  

Beer It's What's For Dinner: cig-mkr: You mean I should give this up?
[www.johnytech.com image 338x250]

Aww, I had one of those once. My girlfriend at the time used to page me clever things like 5318008. Then she came out as a lesbian, so it makes a lot more sense in hindsight.


Been a while and it took a minute but I got it.
 
2012-12-03 04:05:54 AM  
Text messaging is not almost exactly the same as instant messaging?
I learned something new today.
 
2012-12-03 06:36:20 AM  
AFC - away from keyboard

so close.
 
2012-12-03 07:17:13 AM  

UsikFark: People can follow you, so you KNOW how popular you are. People want to know.


The appeal to vanity. It's like emotional crack.
 
2012-12-03 07:40:41 AM  

Quantum Apostrophe: [upload.wikimedia.org image 800x502]

LOL STOP MORE LIEK 121 YRS AGO AMIRITE STOP


Actually, more like 168 years ago.
 
2012-12-03 10:14:21 AM  

Phil Moskowitz: UsikFark: People can follow you, so you KNOW how popular you are. People want to know.

The appeal to vanity. It's like emotional crack.


It's the new hot or not.com!

/is that where zuckerberg got his original idea?
 
2012-12-03 11:02:40 AM  

gingerjet: FTFA The average 12 to 15-year-old send 193 texts a week

I send more than 193 IM, texts, and iMessages in ant given day. Somehow I'm not buying that 12 to 15 year olds aren't sending that many in an hour.


Do you really send that many a day? How many are one or two-word responses (something teens seem to do a lot)?

One of my admins at work likes to have extended discussions via text, and I find it disruptive to constantly have to stop what I'm doing to respond. Helluva lot faster to just actually dial the phone and speak.
 
2012-12-03 02:21:56 PM  
I broke down and got a smartphone a couple of months ago. My texting, Google Chat, FB messaging, and similar all have apps. I don't really care how someone contacts me, the end result looks and acts about the same on my end.

I don't differentiate, because I have no reason to do so.
 
2012-12-03 03:09:12 PM  
images50.fotki.com
 
2012-12-03 08:48:56 PM  
I dunno. Unless we're going back to ascii porn I'll keep my sms/mms thankyouverymuch
 
2012-12-03 09:47:55 PM  

APE992: Do pagers even function in the US anymore?


Only the one that Flynn gave Bradley.
 
2012-12-03 09:54:47 PM  
Contrary to TFA, SMS was not the birth of text messaging. Simple single-line (72 or 80-character) chat/talk programs existed back in the days of early interactive time-sharing computer systems.

If we really want to go back, the telegraph was a text messaging system that worked quite well in its day. I think subby's mom used to work at a Western Union office in the old west.
 
2012-12-03 10:11:06 PM  
Not sure why, but hash-tags in front of shiat annoys the fark out of me, that is the irrational reason I hate twitter.
 
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