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.  Sources http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telegram http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radio_telegraphy http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Text_messaging#Records_and_competition http://www.tv2.no/nyheter/innenriks/sonja-satte-smsverdensrekord-3008895.html http://www.fiercewireless.com/story/american-idol-generates-78-million-sms-messages/2008-05-23 http://www.mobilemarketer.com/cms/news/messaging/3335.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morse_code http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emoticon http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Graham_Bell http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/marconi-sends-first-atlantic-wireless-transmission http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_mobile_phones http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Short_Message_Service http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motorola_DynaTAC http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mobile_phone http://itlaw.wikia.com/wiki/Common_Short_Code