Text messaging is 20 years old, but more people are now communicating via Twitter and instant messaging.
…after two decades of fervently bashing keypads with our thumbs, media watchdog Ofcom has reported a decline in the volume of texts sent.
The number of text messages sent in Britain peaked at 39.7billion at the end of last year, but is now down to 38.5billion, following two quarterly declines.
The fall has been attributed to new forms of communication which have taken over from the basic SMS system.
Owners of modern smartphones now have a plethora of ways of communicating with each other – including Tweeting and instant messaging.
The first text, in December 1992, read, “Merry Christmas.”