This is not my next post on predictions for 2064. They will be coming out but not all at once.
Traveling around the world as I do really exposes me to all the ways people message each other. I thought I would list some of those that I know, and actually have to use, since people have strong preferences – depending on age and residence.
It all started with SMS or was it Pagers
There are 3.5 billion users of SMS currently. SMS stands for Short Messaging Service. It supports a total of 160 characters of which 140 are visible. Is is probably why Twitter decided to use 140 character for a tweet. While there were some messaging capabilities in cell phones as early as 1980, SMS did not become a standard until 1985 when it was adopted as part of the GSM standard for cell phones. In 2010…
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