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    zennith
    This month marks the 20th anniversary of the text message
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    • 5th Dec 12, 8:35 AM
    This month marks the 20th anniversary of the text message 5th Dec 12 at 8:35 AM
    How long have you been texting?

    I sent my first text 12 years 9 months ago.


    Here are:

    The ten 'most important' text messages in history

    Click on link for full explanations: http://uk.news.yahoo.com/ten-text-messages-that-changed-history-111139844.html


    1. "Merry Christmas"
    The first text message was sent on December 3 1992. Neil Papworth, a 22-year-old British engineer, used his computer to send the message "Merry Christmas" to an Orbitel 901 mobile phone in an early test of the technology.

    2. “Tell the police to hurry. People are dying here!”

    3. "'Brilliant speech. I cried twice. Will love 'working together'"

    4. "Barack has chosen Senator Joe Biden to be our VP nominee."

    5. "You almost just ruined my whole life."

    6. "I’m gonna be here always xx''

    7. "It's a DELIBERATE attack - a second plane just flew into the second tower"

    8. "The razor-toothed piranhas of the genera Serrasalmus and Pygocentrus are the most ferocious freshwater fish in the world. In reality, they seldom attack a human."

    9. "Hello from Earth"

    10. "Great and congrats on Brussels. Just Ofcom to go"
    Last edited by zennith; 05-12-2012 at 8:38 AM.
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    • sweetme
    • By sweetme 5th Dec 12, 8:37 AM
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    sweetme
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    • 5th Dec 12, 8:37 AM
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    • 5th Dec 12, 8:37 AM
    I read it was the 20th anniversary on Monday.

    Anyone remember their first ever text?
  • zennith
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    • 5th Dec 12, 8:40 AM
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    • 5th Dec 12, 8:40 AM
    No.

    But lets face it, i'm sure 99.99999999999999999999% of all texts that are sent by people around the world are not important messages?
    • LandyAndy
    • By LandyAndy 5th Dec 12, 8:45 AM
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    • 5th Dec 12, 8:45 AM
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    • 5th Dec 12, 8:45 AM
    hpy bday, txt msg
    • Kate/Bob
    • By Kate/Bob 5th Dec 12, 1:57 PM
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    Kate/Bob
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    • 5th Dec 12, 1:57 PM
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    • 5th Dec 12, 1:57 PM
    I read it was the 20th anniversary on Monday.

    Anyone remember their first ever text?
    Originally posted by sweetme
    I can it was to my best friend and read "Guess what I got for Christmas!"

    Her reply was " That's great, who is this?"
    Kate short for Bob.

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    Tesla was a genius.
    • robin banks
    • By robin banks 5th Dec 12, 2:21 PM
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    • 5th Dec 12, 2:21 PM
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    • 5th Dec 12, 2:21 PM
    What would Ashley Cole do without the text message.
    "An arrogant and self-righteous Guardian reading tvv@t".

    wtf is all that about?
    • Lower North
    • By Lower North 5th Dec 12, 2:33 PM
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    Lower North
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    • 5th Dec 12, 2:33 PM
    • #7
    • 5th Dec 12, 2:33 PM
    What would Ashley Cole do without the text message.
    Originally posted by robin banks
    learn how to write in English?
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    • Mrs_Ryan
    • By Mrs_Ryan 6th Dec 12, 12:17 AM
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    Mrs_Ryan
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    • 6th Dec 12, 12:17 AM
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    • 6th Dec 12, 12:17 AM
    Mine was probably about 15 years ago when I got my first phone although God only knows what it said... thats how good it was!!
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    • Fruitcake
    • By Fruitcake 6th Dec 12, 1:09 AM
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    • 6th Dec 12, 1:09 AM
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    • 6th Dec 12, 1:09 AM
    I read it was the 20th anniversary on Monday.

    Anyone remember their first ever text?
    Originally posted by sweetme
    I have probably replied to about twenty texts in my life, but I have only ever sent one that I instigated my self. That was five years ago to arrange a medivac for a colleague who was taken critically ill whilst we were working in the USA. I sent the text to my team leader back in the UK who started the ball rolling and we managed to get my friend home in one piece. I am happy to say my friend made a full recovery and I was actually working with him tonight.
    I married my cousin. I had to...
    I don't have a sister.

    All my screwdrivers are cordless.
    "You're Safety Is My Primary Concern Dear" - Laks
    • jackieb
    • By jackieb 6th Dec 12, 6:40 AM
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    jackieb
    Fourteen years since I got my first phone. I'm not a big texter though.

    I remember when pagers were the thing.
    • peter_the_piper
    • By peter_the_piper 6th Dec 12, 9:26 AM
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    peter_the_piper
    Some of my messages are still in the ether, either that or no-one wants to answer me.
    I'd rather be an Optimist and be proved wrong than a Pessimist and be proved right.
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