SMS as a medium, what makes sms to be used as it is?

Posted by David de Nood | Sun Oct 31st 2004 3:27 p.m.

Please allow me to introduce myself, I'm a student in Amsterdam and my studies are "Media & Culture" combined with "Political sciences".

For my final thesis I would like to examine exactly what place SMS-messaging has whitin the whole array of communicating media such as telephone, cell phone, but also letter and the face to face spoken word.

So why is SMS used in a certain way, and why is this specific type of use of a medium a product of it's form (in this case a small one-way message, about 160 characters, sent within seconds to anyone with a cell number around the world)?

I am very interested in finding material and thoughts other people have regarding these questions.

David de Nood

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