By: Cyrus Farivar | March 06, 2011 (Featured on NPR)
Text messaging is exploding, and that’s an understatement. In 2005, cell phone users in the U.S. sent a total of about seven billion texts per month. Last year, they sent 173 billion text messages per month. That’s a monthly average of more than 600 messages per person. The main advantage of text messages is that they can be received on just about every mobile phone anywhere in the world. The main disadvantage: They’re not secure. Click here to listen to the full story.