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The Rise of Text Messaging [INFOGRAPHIC]

August 17, 2010

From Mashable: Text messaging is one of the most popular communication methods in the world. The cost of a cell phone and SMS plan compared to that of a computer and a broadband connection has made texting extremely popular in developing countries, and “unlimited messaging” plans have made it the communication medium of choice for teens everywhere (beating face-to-face conversation and e-mail in popularity).

Before the rise of Twitter, texting was the original short-form messaging art, with participants in every age demographic. Even as smartphones (with e-mail and web capabilities) become more popular, SMS remains the baseline of mobile digital communication, and permeates nearly every social group.

The following infographic illustrates the trends and averages for texting in the United States and around the world. How do you and your texting habits compare?

How do your texting habits compare to the trends and averages in the infographic above?

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