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Whatsapp is growing and growing in popularity Pic: Getty

The world beyond SMS

According to some reports from Irish networks, the ‘traditional’ text message has seen a cliff-dive, with a little over 30 per cent reduction in SMS texts sent this year against the same period last year. Not that folk are reverting to the pen and paper, but the take-up of chat applications like Whatsapp and Facebook Messenger has meant that the traditional text message – and even the good old voice call – may be stuff of nostalgia.


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