The Early Text
The communication devices over the years have been rapidly increasing and evolving.
Remember when pagers/beepers were really popular? This was the form of communicating with someone without actually talking to someone.
As a teen when the Pager era blew up, I would remember the hype of Pager Code or Beeper Talk.
Since you can't actually page someone with letters, people around the world developed a code to speak to each other via paging with numbers.
For Example: 143 meant I love you, 43110 spelled out hello.
This era was an early sign of how Texting/Instant Messaging will explode.
As you can see in December 2006 text messaging has increased to 20 billion. I just saw an updated stat in December 2007 where it increased to 46 billion.
These stats show an increase in texting about 50% or more every year.
Also if you notice the age trend is about the same in the 20% range where EVERYONE young and old is texting.
Texting is the most low key and fastest way to communicate information to each other.
Whether your in a busy environment and have to send a message out fast or trying to be low key and send a message out to someone without being noticeable, texting is by far the most simple and effective way to communicate.
I have been noticing more and more lately my clients and referrals text me more than e-mail me now with questions.
Lucky for me I love to text with my Verizon Voyager phone, its so simple!
I didn't realize how much people were just opting to text me more and more lately until my Verizon bill came in and forced me to upgrade to unlimited text messages.
Seems to me a client will opt to just text me "I just faxed over my w2" rather than to call me and say it.
LOL So Do U TxT MSG ? TTYL L8R :)