How Text Messaging Is Changing The World [Infographic]

In the time it takes you to read through this infographic (say about 30 seconds) more than 5.8 million text messages will be sent around the world. Texting is so popular that it’s actually the world’s biggest data service.

So how much of an impact is all this texting actually having on the world? Thanks to a new infographic by, we now know how many people are texting around the world, if smartphones are more popular than dumbphones (they’re not), and innovative ways being connected is actually helping keep people safe in Afghanistan.

How do you use text messaging in the classroom? Do you view it as a teaching tool or a distraction? Perhaps somewhere in between? Weigh in down in the comments and share your thoughts. Click the infographic to enlarge. Enjoy!