21st January 2014 - Posted by Derek Johnson in category Fun Text Messaging Stuff
While not exactly scientific with only 100 single women aged 18-28 surveyed, the guys at Pickup Metrics have unearthed some interesting trends when it comes to using text messaging in the dating world. From their survey, them determined that 73% of women would like to receive a text message from a guy they just met, which trumps other communication methods such as calling (19%), Facebook’ing them (6%), or even messaging them through a messaging app (2%).
19th June 2013 - Posted by Derek Johnson in category Fun Text Messaging Stuff
Have you ever wondered why a text message is limited to 160 characters? Well it’s actually a pretty unscientific reason, but let me tell you the story as to why our beloved text messages are only 160 characters.
24th January 2013 - Posted by Derek Johnson in category Fun Text Messaging Stuff
A recent report shows that teens have officially joined the mobile Data Tsunami, more than tripling mobile data consumption in the past year while maintaining their stronghold as the leading message senders.
10th January 2013 - Posted by Derek Johnson in category Fun Text Messaging Stuff
The Wall Street Journal came out with an article with new data collected showing non-fatal injuries to children under five have risen 12% (CDC) which researchers and health experts are blaming Smartphones for.
2nd January 2013 - Posted by Derek Johnson in category Fun Text Messaging Stuff
Lookout a mobile security vendor came out with a recent study that found 61% of Americans have 1 or more inactive cellphones in their household which adds up to around $160 worth of old phones.
6th December 2012 - Posted by Derek Johnson in category Fun Text Messaging Stuff
This week is our good friend the Text Message’s birthday, 20 years ago text engineer Neil Papworth sent the very first text message “Merry Christmas!” to his employee Rich Jarvis who was at a Christmas party across town.
16th November 2012 - Posted by Derek Johnson in category Fun Text Messaging Stuff
For the 12th Anniversary of the International Space Station, NASA launched a brand new text campaign to help people “spot the station.” They will send a local-specific alerts to the mobile owner when the space station is visible in their area.
Look what we just spotted on the official website for Katy Perry’s new movie Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D. On the website, they’re prompting visitors to text KP3D to 82442. How cool is that?
The history of text messaging is chalked full of scandalous messages, but what are the top 5 most scandalous text messages of all time? To find the answer, we dispatched Tatango veteran Alex Mittelstaedt to scour the internet in search of the most inappropriate, lewd, sexual and most regrettable text messages sent by politicians, celebrities and athletes. Below is a timeline of who, when and what makes these text messages and their senders earn a spot on our top 5 list.