Presentation on theme: "The Evolution of Text Messaging. Creator of Text Messaging Friedhelm Hillebrand and is colleague Bernard Ghillebaert came up with the concept of what."— Presentation transcript:
Creator of Text Messaging Friedhelm Hillebrand and is colleague Bernard Ghillebaert came up with the concept of what we know today as “texting” back in 1984.
Evolution of Text Messaging The first text message was sent by Neil Papworth’s computer to a friend Richard Jarvis’s mobile phone that simply read:
Evolution of Text Messaging Nokia made the first mobile phone, which allowed customers to send text messages to each other.
Evolution of Text Messaging Dec. 10 th 1995 T9, “text on 9 keys” was created.
Evolution of Text Messaging 1999 First year that text messages could be sent between different carriers.
Evolution of Text Messaging A typical text message can be made up to 160 characters.
Evolution of Text Messaging It’s been 20 years since the first text message was sent. Since that time the mobile and short messaging industry has spiraled into a $585 billion company.
Evolution of Text Messaging Since the creation of SMS, some of the most popular social networks were developed. Using the same general concept as a text message, based on a set number of characters (140) the social network Twitter is known as the “SMS of the internet”
Evolution of Text Messaging Although texting is more convenient than talking on the phone or face to face with someone, it gets to a point where its very impersonal and causes a serious strain on our relationships.
NEGATIVES OF TEXTING Makes conversations impersonal Sometimes don’t go through Messages arrive at the wrong time Sometimes get sent to the wrong person But the biggest negative of texting is texting and driving.
TEXTING AND DRIVING Has been statistically proven to be one of the top causes for automobile accidents. Over 1,600,000 accidents happen each year. Studies show that texting while driving is the longest “eyes of the road” driving activity and makes a crash up to 23 times more likely. 1 in 5 drivers (all ages) have confessed to surfing the web while driving. Studies show that texting while driving is about 6 times more likely to cause an accident than driving drunk, it’s the equivalent of drinking 4 beers and then getting behind the wheel.
TEXTING AND DRIVING CONT’D… Most states in today’s society have banned texting while driving. In some states cell phone usage while operating a vehicle is prohibited all together (talking, texting, surfing the web) Over 800,000 drivers at any given moment are using their cell phones in some form or another while driving. The fine for texting while driving varies state to state sometimes even county to county but is a hefty fine ($50- $150)