Monday, January 28, 2008

Email? C U L8tr; Its a Txt wrld

In our practice I am slowly starting to use texting to reach certain clients. It's easier, not web-dependent, and I almost always get a faster reply. Texting is mostly limited to clients under 35. For the uninitiated, texting is also known as text messaging or SMS (Short Message Service). This allows short text messages to be sent and received on a mobile phone.

Messages can be sent from one phone to another by addressing the message to the recipient's phone number.

This weekend, from the there is this:

"What once seemed like a dazzling new communication tool is not only taken for granted by the generation that grew up with it, it's outright scorned.

According to a new survey, "Teens and Social Media," conducted by the Pew Internet & American Life Project, e-mail ranks last in teenagers' preference among seven ways of communicating. Using a landline phone was first, with 39 percent of teens talking on the phone daily with friends. Talking in person was third, and e-mail was dead last, with a mere 14 percent, supplanted by text messaging, instant messaging and social network sites like Facebook and MySpace."

For the rest of the article, go here.