As we all know, talking on the phone has sort of become a thing of the past. No longer do people feel the need to open their mouths when they can simply use their fingers to accomplish the same thing. But SMS messaging has grown more than anyone could have ever expected.
ABI Research is estimating that over seven trillion SMS messages will be sent in 2011, with growth sure to continue as mobile adoption grows. The research also notes that mobile growth is likely to decline somewhat in the future and that SMS growth will decline as well, but that is no worry right now — SMS usage is bigger and better than ever.
One company probably more excited than most is Twitter, which was founded on the basis of taking advantage of SMS technology to blast out short messages to the world. But I’m just happy because public transportation might be a bit quieter in the future.