Cellphone Novel

A published book that is based on and largely contains text messaging sentences as they were typed out on a cellphone. Cellphone novels are usually authored by women, are in the first person and are read like a personal diary. Cellphone novels are popular in Japan, because the nature of the Japanese language, where a complete sentence in Japanese can be a single verb, is more compatible with short text messaging sentences.

Also see the page of text messaging abbreviations in the Quick Reference section of Webopedia.

Vangie Beal
Vangie Beal
Vangie Beal is a freelance business and technology writer covering Internet technologies and online business since the late '90s.

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