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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Understanding the Benefits and Risks of Texting

By Jace Galloway-Shoemaker

What Is Texting?

Texting is a form of wireless communication where users send or receive short, digital messages electronically.  Texting is also known as SMS (Short Message Service).  Although the bulk of texting is done via mobile-to-mobile devices, websites and companies are also jumping on the bandwagon.  Some companies allow users to “web text” by sending and receiving text messages to mobile devices from their computers.  Many provide the service for free. 

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