Sweet Text Messages by Mary_jMenintigar

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									• The first text message was sent in 1992
• Over 70% of mobile phone users send text
• Text messages contribute to 20% of operator
• 94% of 18-24 year olds send personal texts
  (MDA Professional text messaging report 2003)
• 34% of those aged between 18-24 send 36 or
  more messages a week (MDA Professional text
  messaging report 2003)
• 14% of people send business text messages on
  their mobile phone (MDA Professional text
  messaging report 2003)
• On New Year's Day 2003, the number of text
  messages sent in one day topped one hundred
  million for the first time, and on New Year 's
  Day 2004, the daily total reached 111 million
 On New Year's Day 2005, the highest daily total

  ever recorded by the Mobile Data
  Association was reached, when 133 million
  messages were sent
 The Mobile Data Association predicts that 30

  billion text messages will be sent during 2005
   95% of all text messages are delivered within 10
   23% of world-wide mobile users use SMS more
    than once a day
   55% of world-wide mobile users who SMS more
    then once a day are 18 years old or younger
   53% of Northeners use their mobile phone for
    sending/receiving personal text messages
   51% of women would rather receive a text
    message than a card on special occasions - MDA
    Mother's Day survey
   Who sends you personal texts? - 80% said
    friends/ 61% partner/ 39% parents/ 22% children
    -MDA Professional text messaging report 2002
   50% of women use text messaging as a way of
    keeping in contact with friends and family -
    MDA Mother's Day survey

   42% of women recognise text as a way of
    sharing a popular interest with their children -
    MDA Mother's day survey
   A text message is the best way to show you care,
    according to 47% of women - MDA Mother's
    day survey
   The peak hours for texting are between 10.30pm
    and 11.00pm
   You can send the same text to up to 50 people
    with group texting
Some simple ways to keep those text messages
short and sweet:
1 = one, won, want
2 = to, too
4 = for
4VR = forever
8 = ate
AFO = adult fan of ...
ATM = at the moment
B = bye
B4 = before
BBFN = bye-bye for now
BBL = (I will) be back later
BYO = bring your own
CU = see you
CUZ = because
DDG = drop-dead gorgeous
EA = e-mail alert
EOD = end of day
ETA = estimated time of arrival
flame(s) = negative or derogatory e-mail or chatting
GTG = got to go
IGU = I give up
IMO = in my opinion
IMHO = in my humble opinion
IRT = in regards to
JAM = just a minute
JIT = just in time
JJ = just joking
JK = just kidding
K = OK
L8R = later
LMHO = laughing my head off
LOL = laughing out loud
lurk = to hang out in the background/viewing
M = am
M8 = mate, boyfriend or girlfriend
N = an, and
NA = not acceptable/applicable
NE = any
NOS = new old stock
O = oh
OIC = oh, I see
POV = point of view
PS = postscript
QR = quick response
R = are
ROTFL = rolling on the floor laughing
ROTFLOL = rolling on the floor laughing out loud
RUOK = are you OK?
spam = unwanted e-mail or chat content
SRO = standing room only
SUP = what's up?
THX or TX = thanks
TOM = tomorrow
TTYL = talk to you later
U = you
U2 = you, too
UR = you are
WYSIWYG = what you see is what you get
Y = why
YER = your, you're
YT = (are) you there?
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13 Year old Morgan pozgar won the texting
championship this year by texting this phrase in 42

"Supercalifragilisticexpialidocios! Even though the
sound of it is something quite atrocious. If you say it
loud enough you'll always sound precocious.”

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