The Decline of Text Messagging


Wed, Jan 11th, 2012 10:00 by capnasty NEWS

Reportedly, some countries are showing a decline in the use of text messages, particularly so in Finland, Australia and Hong Kong. Accusatory fingers are being pointed to social media.

The fading allure of text messaging is most likely tied to the rise of alternative services like Facebook, Twitter, BlackBerry Messenger and iMessage, which allow customers to send messages free using a cellphone's Internet connection, analysts say.

I've been making extensive use of Google Talk and Facebook Messenger to flawlessly and easily reach people regardless of operating platform, device or country that stands between us. It's no wonder text messaging is heading the way of the dodo.



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