[Answer] Which form of digital communication was first used in 1971?

Microsoft Rewards Bing Homepage Trivia Question: Which form of digital communication was first used in 1971?

The given options are:

  • Email
  • Text message
  • Emoji

Correct Answer: Email

Fact: Just one year after the Beatles broke up, a programmer named Ray Tomlinson demonstrated an early version of email on a networking system called ARPANET. What did the first email say? ‘Something like QWERTYUIOP,’ said Tomlinson. ‘[T]est messages were entirely forgettable and I have therefore forgotten them.’


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