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Texting-using a mobile phone to send text messages-has become a form of mass communication. Building on studies that described how British teenagers have incorporated text messaging into their lives, we examine the purposes and nature of the conversations themselves. We also present findings that suggest that teenagers do not have many simultaneous multiple conversations via text messaging; end most text messaging conversations by switching to another medium; and, that, despite popular beliefs,doi:10.1145/642611.642688 dblp:conf/chi/GrinterE03 fatcat:67oldnw3zvaw3b57owdgfkulmi