Testing isn’t just a common activity, it is the preferred method of communication for millions.
It’s no surprise given the ability to message multiple people much faster than you could in a phone call. Texts of congrats, Happy New Year and “Did you hear the news?”
Based on the text messages I received from my parents this year, the preference to text is expanding to the older generations, and 2012 will see an even bigger influx in texting.
So, with Texting on the rise, what where the most popular days for texting in 2011? We went to Sybase365, which is a mobile messaging service provider to top providers over the world giving it visibility of half the messages sent in the U.S. and a large amount of country to country text messages. Sybase365 provided the following top texting days of 2011 (and the end of 2010) in the U.S. and abroad.
Top 12 Most Popular Texting Days
Percentage Rise over Reference Day
|New Year’s Eve 2010 (12/31/2010)|
|New Year’s Day 2011 (01/01/2011)|
|Day before Eid ul Fitr (08/30/2011)|
|Christmas Day 2010 (12/25/2010)|
|Valentine’s Day (02/14/2011)|
|Eid ul Adha (11/6/2011)|
|Eid ul Fitr (08/31/2011)|
|2 Days before Eid ul Fitr (08/29/2011)|
|Day Before Lunar New Year (02/02/2011)|
|Mubarek in Egypt steps down (02/11/2011)|
|Day before US Memorial Day ( 05/29/2011)|
|Lunar New Year (02/03/2011)|
Sure, a few events happened at the end of 2010, but this is still an interesting list. As you can see, holidays make up the majority of these top texting days for 2011, but there is also a bit of news mixed in. In case you were wondering, Eid ul Fitr and Eid ul Adha are Muslim holidays.
When looking at how news spreads, it is interesting to see that the day Mubarek steps down from power in Egypt was a top day, but not surprising given the use of technology in the Egyptian protests.
When do you text most often? Do you find yourself texting more this year than last?
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