Texting is a hugely popular trend, especially among the youngsters. It is more preferred to calling as it is less invasive and best for delivering short messages. In this infographic you can find how text messaging originated and evolved over the time.
SMS (Short Message Service) was invented by Matti Makkonen in 1984.
The main goals of SMS were to provide a simplified communication, which would receive messages even when the phone was off and if it was out of range.
The reasons for SMS becoming popular with the teens include cheaper rates per call and faster than calling.
Japan offers alternatives- SkyMail and Short Mail to SMS.
First text messaging service was introduced by Nokia handsets.
Text messaging has increased tremendously in the recent years and texts are being sent from several devices such as Computers, Tablets, Web-ready TVs and Phones.
41% men and 44% women prefer texting over calls.