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Which happened first: Instagram post, Facebook like, Twitter hashtag or text message?
The first text message was transmitted on December 3rd, 1992, over a decade before the existence of Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. On that day, engineer Neil Papworth typed "Merry Christmas" on a computer and sent the first text message to the cellphone of Vodafone director Richard Jarvis. Jarvis read it on his Orbitel 901 cell phone, a phone that weighed more than 4 and a half pounds. At the time, mobile phones didn't yet have keyboards, so Jarvis didn't couldn't the greeting. It was a modest start, but it ultimately became one of the most popular ways to share important information.
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