Monday marks the 20th anniversary of when the first text message was sent. Neil Papworth used a PC to send an early Christmas greeting to the cellphone of Richard Jarvis of Vodafone. Since then there have been trillions of texts shuttled around the globe, each delivering their messages in 160 characters or less. But, as the text message turns 20, the key question is whether the venerable short message service (SMS) is already over the hill. After all, it has all kinds of rivals. Read the full story at All Things D.
OMG, the Text Message Turns 20
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).