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Category Archives: Fun Text Messaging Stuff

Mobile Phone Dating Statistics

73% of Single Women Prefer Guys Text Message Them After Meeting

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%).

160 Character Text Message

Why Is A Text Message Only 160 Characters?

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.

Smartphone data usage statistics

Who Uses More Data?

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.

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Text-to-911 Launches in 2014

15th January 2013 - Posted by Derek Johnson in category Fun Text Messaging Stuff

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.

Mobile Distraction

Does Owning a Smartphone Make You a Bad Parent?

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. 

Old Mobile Phones

Average Mobile Owner Has $160 In Old Phones

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.

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The Text Message Turns 20! :)

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.

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NASA “Spot the Station” Text Alerts

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.                

Katy Perry Movie

Katy Perry Rocks Text Messaging Campaign for New Movie

5th July 2012 - Posted by Derek Johnson in category Fun Text Messaging Stuff, SMS Marketing Examples

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?

Text Message Scandals

Top 5 Most Scandalous Text Messages of All Time

7th June 2012 - Posted by Derek Johnson in category Fun Text Messaging Stuff, Text Message Infographics

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.

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