Why Is A Text Message Only 160 Characters?
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.
Who Uses More Data?
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.
Text-to-911 Launches in 2014
The Federal Communications Commission announced that by May 15, 2014 millions of mobile owners will be able to text-in when they are in danger.
Does Owning a Smartphone Make You a Bad Parent?
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.
Average Mobile Owner Has $160 In Old Phones
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.
The Text Message Turns 20! :)
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.
NASA “Spot the Station” Text Alerts
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.
Katy Perry Rocks Text Messaging Campaign for New Movie
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?
Top 5 Most Scandalous Text Messages of All Time
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 …
Texting While Driving Public Service Announcement Fail
Texting while driving is a serious problem, but this public service announcement on a highway billboard is a little contradictory…