The acronym SMS is usedfor Short MessageService. It is alsoreferred to as “textmessaging” that is anelectronic or non-voicedform of communication.
Dos: Text EtiquetteAlways use proper greetings and salutary remarks in OfficialSMSes.Keep it straight and simple.Do check the recipient’s number before you hit “send”.Do use texting for messages that cannot be misinterpreted.Do an impulsive check.Do spell correctly.Be conscientious of others schedules.Do remember who you are sending the text message to whenusing text abbreviations.
Text EtiquetteDon’ts:Don’t replace all communicationwith texts.Don’t deliver bad or sad news bytext.Don’t expect your text to get toyour recipient the minute you hit“send”.Don’t text-message anythingconfidential, private, or potentiallyembarrassing.Don’t send texts while under theinfluence.Texting cannot communicate thosesubtle nuances that accompany face-to-face meetings or even phone calls.
Points to Remember:Express yourself, clearly and forcefully, in less than 160 characters.Do it with style and panache, to present yourself in all your greatness,to make people want to know more, which is harder still.Be precise but not ambiguous.Brevity is good but not at the cost of clarity.Keep messages short, simple, and formal.
A Few Tips:Every character counts, so use strongverbs and a minimum of adverbs.Avoid "university words".Forget about breaking your thoughtsinto two posts.Write first, then rewrite.Cut "that" and "which“.Eliminate personal pronouns.Write short sentences.Use punctuation!Be personal.Get to the point.
Concision is the key to good writing: “Baby shoes. For sale. Never worn.”A famous telegraphic exchange between OscarWilde and his publisher. The former sent the message "?" andthe publisher replied "!".
SMS Lingo• Acronyms & Abbreviations• Logograms &Pictograms• Emoticons• Reduction & Shortenings• Capitalization & Initialization• Greetings and Close
Some Sample SMSes Hi, luking forward 2 recve d details.. It’ll b gr8 if I can get it bfr 11 am. Rgrds Dear sir, Will mail it shrtly. Gud mrng, pls find d new proposal on ur desk.. get in touch wid mr. parmar to get the documents signed by d person I/C positively by tdy. Gud mrng Sir, will update asap its done.