The Evolution of Tex-Mas [Infographic]

Written by Rizoh. Posted in Culture, Offbeat

Published on December 25, 2011 with 2 Comments

Did you get a “Merry Christmas” text this morning? It may not be the most unique message, but it was the first text ever sent to a cellphone. And it’s definitely more festive than, say, “”Mr. Watson, come here!” (the first words spoken over the phone).

The tex-mas greeting has evolved into something of a cultural phenomenon. It’s not about to replace traditional greeting cards (or gifts, for that matter) anytime soon, but it’s becoming increasingly popular. How we receive holiday text messages varies from person to person. Most people I know are cool with it, but the old school-minded among us still prefer the personal touch of a phone call.

What’s changed, however, is the business ramifications of holiday greetings. Texting is now a huge revenue stream for the communication industry. Curious about how this simple medium has revolutionized the way we communicate? The good folks at Zlango whipped up this nifty infographic to illustrate the evolution of holiday greetings.

Happy Holidays from all of us at The Rap Up.

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Rizoh is the most powerful man in all the lands. He lives in Houston where he earned a BS in Nerf Herding. He's the founder of The Rap Up, the former editor of, and is in the Grammy-awaiting band Pervertable Disciples.

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