Mobile Data shows texting spikes after Joplin tornado People who didn’t have other forms of communication at hand turned to their cell phones to send text messages to friends and families. By Matt WilsonMay 27, 2011 SHARE To read the full story, log in. Become a Ragan Insider member to read this article and all other archived content. Sign up today Already a member? Log in here. Learn more about Ragan Insider.