SMS, Twitter ruining English language in India

I get to work with many youngsters who write for us on Freshers send me emails with words like ‘dat (that)”, “2 (to)”, “pases (passes)”. Very painful for me.

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The Indian mobile user base is growing at a very impressive rate.

Few basics,

  • All latest Handsets “manufactured for” India have atleast 2 local languages enabled
  • Number of wireless subscribers has reached 217.14 million (Oct 2007)
  • Number of wireless subscribers being added every month is around 8 million
  • Opportunities in the Tier II cities are huge
  • Mobile VAS services estimated to touch USD 926 mn at the end of 2007 (SMS, Ringtones/CRBT, Voice VAS will continue to be the highest revenue generating services – TRAI)

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