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Text Messaging—It's Alive and Kicking! Caption Contest Week Three, Plus Our Week Two Favorites

Week two’s caption contest celebrating Miley Cyrus’ 21st birthday was quite the hot topic with a volume of hot responses. Alas, here are our Six favorites:

1. “Tongue in cheek gal lets loose.” –Mindfest
2. “Best of both worlds? Uh uh.” –Lamom7
3.  “I understand his achy breaky heart.” –NY2LA
4. “I was right: Everybody makes mistakes.” –Claire
5. “Tough, tantalizing, twerking tongue twisters tonight?” –Almira
6. “Gene Simmons is my real father.” –wolfie

Week three of our caption contest continues with the celebration of, ironically, another 21st birthday: text messaging.

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photo via mysitepix.com/blog/314/how-sms-has-changed-the-world/

The first SMS message was sent on December 3rd, 1992, and thus, texting was born. The inaugural message was a very simple “Merry Christmas.” Hardly foreshadowing of the technological revolution to come, but with a few adjustments here and there, text messaging has since become a global phenomenon.

A heartfelt appreciation is shared amongst the billions of avid texters worldwide—although there has been an increase in carpal tunnel, many awkward phone calls have been avoided. So, here’s a salute to the text message and it’s 21st anniversary!

Whether you <3 it, or h8 it—Say it in Six and share your caption with us today!

Submissions accepted through Friday, December 6, 5pm EST.

Comments

  • MercyMercy
    December 3, 2013

    Stretching written communication to the limit.

  • judah
    December 3, 2013

    I feel we never talk anymore

  • JAD
    December 3, 2013

    Would never text; now I do.

  • JAD
    December 3, 2013

    Don’t text while driving or walking.

  • Solstice22
    December 3, 2013

    Forgetting the sound of your voice.

  • Solstice22
    December 3, 2013

    Being ignored by text now. Devastating.

  • Solstice22
    December 3, 2013

    Forgetting your voice. Please call me.

  • Solstice22
    December 3, 2013

    Minutes used: 5. Text msg: OVerlimit!

  • JAD
    December 3, 2013

    Wanna hear your voice, not texting.

  • CRob
    December 3, 2013

    Season of lonliness now upon us.

  • CRob
    December 3, 2013

    Hot Chocolate melted my heart again.

  • Dean
    December 3, 2013

    A novel wy 2 snd Noel.

  • Olivia
    December 3, 2013

    Fingers clicking, responses whirring, communication instant.

  • TigerROS
    December 3, 2013

    “Want to die? Text and Drive!”

  • nyasia
    December 3, 2013

    sexting,texting what does it mean

  • nyasia
    December 3, 2013

    texting changed the world in a second

  • bevvie
    December 3, 2013

    I still have that cell phone.

    • three-monkeys
      December 4, 2013

      Ha, literally laughed out loud. Good one!

  • Leigh
    December 3, 2013

    I will text U L8r. K?

  • Leigh
    December 3, 2013

    HAY? I’ll text u l8r. K?

  • Mzejay
    December 4, 2013

    Handsfree driving thanks to texting capabilities.

  • Mzejay
    December 4, 2013

    Remember when beeping somome was high-tech?

  • TigerROS
    December 4, 2013

    Generations of cursive down the drain.

  • ePhant
    December 4, 2013

    Texting was done hand to hand

  • Jena Krumrine
    December 4, 2013

    Words can say what I cannot.

  • ePhant
    December 4, 2013

    The hardest part? Pressing send button.

  • PeaceBWY
    December 4, 2013

    I’m just happy Miley is gone.

  • Redx3
    December 4, 2013

    And just like that, humanity died.

  • judah
    December 5, 2013

    You can’t just let it ring

  • judah
    December 5, 2013

    Messages come to where you are

  • maryjane31
    December 5, 2013

    Texting still will never beat telephone.

  • maryjane31
    December 5, 2013

    Becareful what you put in writing.

  • judah
    December 5, 2013

    Okay, I see what you’re saying

  • judah
    December 5, 2013

    Gave new meaning to “screening” calls

  • Bianca
    December 5, 2013

    Sorry, don’t know who you are

  • Jade Brooks
    December 5, 2013

    The number you’ve dialled has changed.

  • eleni
    December 5, 2013

    Breaking up – just made super easy!

  • Monique
    December 5, 2013

    Living in the world of LOL

  • Taylah
    December 5, 2013

    tiny buttons gripping your every touch

  • alice
    December 5, 2013

    Your message is 22 days early

  • Viviana
    December 5, 2013

    Nokia X-factor so lost glitz now

  • Cleo
    December 5, 2013

    Deck the halls with human folly.

  • Kat Mercury
    December 5, 2013

    Power. Demolished our transformer, texting. Outage.

  • xBriex
    December 6, 2013

    Typed words my mouth couldn’t say.

  • xBriex
    December 6, 2013

    Let my fingers do the talking.

  • PeaceBWY
    December 6, 2013

    “It” the clown returns for Christmas

  • MsKilie
    December 6, 2013

    Oops! Message meant for someone else.

  • ePhant
    December 6, 2013

    May your Festivus pole be twerked.

  • Lindsey Ruby
    December 6, 2013

    We’ve Come A Long Way Baby!

  • judah
    December 6, 2013

    I read you loud and clear

  • ePhant
    December 6, 2013

    3 7 9 0 0 9

  • Elvis Linen
    December 7, 2013

    What- an object did?- that’s impressive!

  • wolfie
    December 9, 2013

    Trading smartphone for a Bettie Page’r.

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