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With 78 Million Text Messages, 'American Idol' Breaks Records

American Idol Breaks Text Messaging RecordsDespite what many of us predicted, 'American Idol' has not only just survived, but has gotten more popular as it continues its march through our pop-culture consciousness. Proof of that fact may lie in recent news from AT&T that this season of 'American Idol' broke text-messaging records by generating 78 million text messages through votes, trivia contests and other SMS content.

This record-setting seventh season also speaks to the increasing ubiquity of text messaging and the popularity of devices such as the T-Mobile Sidekick. It looks as though text messaging is well on its way to replacing 900 numbers and phone banks. [Source: I4U News via]

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