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Forms of communication has come along way throughout history and one that is probably more popular then the next is text messaging. From LOL’s to WTF’s, the world of texting has become a cultural phenomenon and a large majority of teens, men, women, and children have taken this wave to a whole new level. Check out these stats presented by CellPhones.org and just how popular this trend really is.
By STEVE STECKLOW A Wall Street Journal investigation into online privacy has found that popular children's websites install more tracking technologies on personal computers than do the top websites aimed at adults. A Wall Street Journal investigation concludes how many tracking technologies are being installed on PC's by children's websites.
If you're a text messaging company serving thousands of clients (including Rick Warren's Saddleback Church), having your short code blocked by a wireless carrier is a death knell. But the four-year-old EZ Texting says in a new lawsuit that T-Mobile began blocking all access to its 313131 short code on September 10—all due to an EZ Texting client that provides information about medical marijuana. At some point this year, EZ Texting says that T-Mobile got wind of legalmarijuanadispensary.com, a website which uses EZ Texting to communicate with cell phone users who want information on legal marijuana dispensaries in California. Deeply alarmed at the prospect of client messages not being passed to one of the big mobile operators, EZ Texting had cut off its relationship with the marijuana website on September 9, despite believing that it was "acceptable under all applicable laws and regulations."
Twitter is an online social networking service and microblogging service that enables its users to send and read text-based messages of up to 140 characters , known as " tweets ". Twitter was created in March 2006 by Jack Dorsey and by July, the social networking site was launched. The service rapidly gained worldwide popularity, with over 500 million registered users as of 2012, generating over 340 million tweets daily and handling over 1.6 billion search queries per day. [ 10 ] [ 11 ] [ 12 ] Since its launch, Twitter has become one of the ten most visited websites on the Internet, and has been described as "the SMS of the Internet ." [ 7 ] [ 13 ] Unregistered users can read tweets, while registered users can post tweets through the website interface, SMS, or a range of apps for mobile devices. [ 14 ] Twitter Inc. is based in San Francisco , with additional servers and offices in New York City , Boston , and San Antonio . History Creation and initial reaction
Hashtags Introduction Hashtags are a community-driven convention for adding additional context and metadata to your tweets. They're like tags on Flickr, only added inline to your post.