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Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Texting celebrates its 21st birthday today, remaining the most popular form of communication.
The world’s first ever text message was sent on December 3, 1992 when Neil Papworth, a software programmer from Reading, sent an early festive greeting to a colleague.
As mobile phones didn’t have keyboards then, Papworth typed the message “Merry Christmas” on a PC and sent it to Richard Jarvis’ mobile phone.
• 21 years later we want to know your memories of texting that has gone wrong. Post your texting mishaps in the comments section below.