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What is Hypertexting?



Hyper texting is the act of sending more than 120 texts daily.

More Info: The term was popularized in a November 2010 study from the Case Western Reserve School of Medicine that studied the adverse health effects of excessive texting and teens. The study defined hyper texting as texting more than 120 messages per school day.


Currently, mainstream dictionaries such as Merriam Webster or American Heritage do not recognize hypertexting as a word. The newly invented term simply employs the prefix hyper, meaning excessive of beyond, and links it to the act of texting.

Hypertext is a Real Phrase

The phrase hypertext has been around since the 1960’s, long before the introduction of cell phone texting. The phrase became commonplace in 1990 when it was proposed by T. Berners-Lee as a method of linking electronic documents to other information. T. Berners-Lee is a member of the World Wide Web Consortium (w3c), the main international standards organization for the World Wide Web.

If you surf the web, you utilize this technology every time you click on a link on a webpage and served a fresh webpage through the link.

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