I'm seeking corpora of American English SMS (<=160 characters) text messages. What corpora are available?
The largest English corpus I've found (over 10,000 messages) is the National University of Singapore's SMS corpus, however, closer examination reveals that relatively few of the messages originate from US participants.
A corpus of SMS spam messages has been created which are written in English. There are over 1,000 legitimate messages and only a few hundred are spam-related.
Dr. Caroline Tagg created a corpus of SMS messages (although I believe they are primarily in British English), but I cannot find the corpus online. However, her paper contains hundreds of messages from the corpus.
I created a text message corpus of SMS messages in American English that contains over 4,900 messages, a few hundred of which are related to illegal drug use. Now available only on archive.org.
I recently made a corpus available of text messages from Spanish-dominant bilingual young adults in New York City (Bilingual Youth Texts Corpus). It is at www.byts.commons.gc.cuny.edu