Mobile Future

The landslide winner: texting

So what were millions of excited people doing during Election Night – and in greater numbers than New Year’s Eve?

The answer: texting!  (If you were thinking of anything else, go to the back of the class.)

Mobile providers reported yesterday that in the hour following the announcement that Barack Obama had won the presidency, texting surged between 21 and 44 percent nationwide. In San Francisco, the texting rate was up a remarkable 106 percent.  And between 11:00 and 11:10 PM EST, according to Sybase 365, text volume tripled over the usual rate.