Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Text Message: History of the SMS

From sharing our favorite emojis to reaching millions in just one text message, SMS is something we couldn’t imagine communications without. Today we’re celebrating the 20th anniversary of one of communications’ defining mediums. Below is the history of the SMS, as told by Twilio.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emoticon
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