Thursday, May 22, 2008

Jokes about SMS/ Texting

Our team was asked to give a presentation on text messaging as a thinking assignment in our college. Like everyone else I gathered loads of data from internet (especially Wikipedia). During my online research I found some stunning statistics and really funny graphics, pictures and cartoons.

According to the article on Wikipedia, text messaging is the most widely used mobile data service worldwide, with 74 percent of 2.6 Billion mobile phone users worldwide, actively sending and receiving text messages. The countries where texting is extensively used are as below:

Philippines: 15 texts sent per day by subscriber.
Singapore: 12 texts per day per user
South Korea: 10 texts per day per user
US: 1 text per user per day
Finland, Sweden and Norway: 90% of total population
Europe: 85%
North America: 40%

Just imagine if all 1.92 billion sms users were to send just one message everyday @ $0.20. This means telephone companies and SMS service providers make $380 million every day. Just imagine how big the global sms expense is. There is so much money in this world but concentrated in the hands of few individuals.

Disadvantages of SMS

One of the biggest problems that SMS or text messaging has created is distracting users from whatever they are doing. Seen in the picture is this driver who is busy texting in bumper-to-bumper traffic.
SMS is a huge distraction, especially among students who use it during class to chat instead of concentrating on lessons.
Mobile phone viruses can be transmitted through sms
There is no guarantee that the sms will be delivered
Inconsistency in delivery. For example: person A sends sms to person B in the morning but it gets delivered only in the evening.
People addicted to messaging tend to spend large amounts of money on texting.
Limited number of characters per message restricts free expression of thoughts
Continuous texting can lead to RSI (Repetitive Stress Injury) including Carpel Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)
Texting has been used to commit frauds including identity theft.

Enjoy the cartoons and pictures below


Chizmosa said...

Wow... it's great being in the business. You can make money easily. Wow.. really wow. I only use text messaging once a day though ;0

Sahasi said...

Yes text messaging has been a great source of profits for telecom companies...

Eda said...

I found and tried this free unlimited sms to all network website. You can send unlimited texts to all Philippine subscribers.
We can also meet new friends and txtmates through discussion and chat.

Visit this link

The Narcissist said...

LOL when the government introduced a restrictions on msgs, I was one of the affected parties.