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      Poll: Text Messaging good or bad?

      Poll: Text Messaging good or bad?

      Today marks the 20th anniversary of the first text message ever sent to a cell phone.

      British Engineer Neil Papworth sent the first ever sms (short messaging service) from his computer to his friend's Orbital 901 phone on December 3, 1992. The message read "Merry Christmas."

      According to Britain's independent communications industries regulator of communications, more than 150 billion texts were sent in 2011 alone, though the number of texts sent in the first half of 2012 is down from a year ago.

      Tonight in the Daily Pulse we're wondering: Twenty years after the first text message, do you like or dislike text messaging? Tell us why.