June 23, 2005

Text messaging in the Philippines explained

K. Oanh Ha has written a wonderfully comprehensive article for the Mercury News on the people of the Philippines's particular relationship with text messaging; A vital tool for daily communication, a bonus for commerce and government as well as a formidable political weapon.

"Dubbed the "texting capital of the world", text messaging in the Philippines "isn't just a craze, it's a way of life. This country's 80 million people send 160 million cell phone messages a day.

In a country where computer and Internet penetration remains low, text messaging is the equivalent of e-mail and computer instant messaging rolled into one."

Continue here, it's a must read article.

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