A text message using SMS – the 160 character limit led to the abbreviations of "SMS language"
A smiley-face emoticon
A text message on an iPhone announcing an AMBER Alert
Examples of kaomoji smileys
A multimedia message displayed on a mobile phone
Cover of the French magazine Le Charivari, text of a legal ruling against it in the shape of a pear, 1834.
SMS is used to send "welcome" messages to mobile phones roaming between countries. Here, T-Mobile welcomes a Proximus subscriber to the UK, and Base welcomes an Orange UK customer to Belgium.
Transcript of a speech by Abraham Lincoln in 1862
This sticker seen in Paris satirizes the popularity of communication in SMS shorthand. In French: "Is that you? / It's me! / Do you love me? / Shut up!"
"Typographical art" published in the March 30, 1881 issue of Puck
A driver with attention divided between a mobile phone and the road ahead
Kaomoji on a Japanese NTT Docomo mobile phone
Two girls text during class at school
A Kaomoji painting in Japan
A text message that (he says) promises 500 Libyan dinars ($400) to anyone who "makes noise" in support of Gaddafi in the coming days
The Japanese custom of dogeza
A recruitment ban in French SMS language: «Slt koi29 on é jamé 2tro @ s batre pour la P. ;-)» = «''Salut! Quoi de neuf? On n'est jamais de trop à se battre pour la Paix!»
Patented drop down menu for composing phone mail text message with emoticons.
Some health organizations manage text messaging services to help people avoid smoking

As SMS mobile text messaging and the Internet became widespread in the late 1990s, emoticons became increasingly popular and were commonly used in texting, Internet forums, and e-mails.

- Emoticon

Research has shown that women are more likely than men to use emoticons in text messages.

- Text messaging
A text message using SMS – the 160 character limit led to the abbreviations of "SMS language"

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