Happy Bday 2 txt: SMS marks its twentieth year
Twenty years ago, a young software engineer sent the world’s first text message. Today, the majority of people text at least once a day. How has the medium changed the world?
Internet celebrates thirty years of emoticons
In 1982 an academic logged onto a university forum and posted a fateful innovation: the smiley. Three decades later, emoticons are everywhere – but they are not always welcome.
Texting is the new poetry, says UK’s poet laureate
2 txt or nt 2 txt, tht is th Q. According to poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy, the abbreviated messages shuttling between our mobiles might just be the stuff of Shakespeare.