Cell phones and mp3 players are personal and heavily personalized devices and tend to be “owned” by one individual.
Just two decades ago, the technology was still the stuff of dreams for most folks. So it's not hard to understand the appeal of instant messaging to teenagers.
Uninitiated adults can read on to find out just what instant messaging is and how teenagers use it.
Once a communication window is opened, one user types his or her comments and immediately upon hitting "enter," the words appear on the other person's screen.
Because of the quick delivery, IMing can be much more like a conversation than say, e-mail.
It read: "Merry Christmas" and this single text message revolutionized the way we communicate.