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Glossary

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Texting is the act of typing a short message and sending it from one phone to another phone that has the technology to send and receive text messages. This is distinct from using a telephone for calling and talking to another person, a voice message. More information on the history of text messaging, or texting, is available here at wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Text_messaging

Twitter is a free Internet-based service that allows users to type 140 characters at a time, answering the question, "What are you doing now?" Mocked for the boring nature of some people's answer to this question, it has seen widespread use among young people who just want to touch base with friends.  It is now also used by businesses to alert customers to coupons or deals.

Typing was a term designed to describe striking the keys on a typewriter to make them print on a piece of paper. We still use the same term even though children think typewriters are simply old computers. The same QWERTY keyboard layout is used for most computer keyboards. There has been some attempt to substitute the work keyboarding for the word typing, to align more closely with the device being used, but this has not displaced the use of the word typing.