Number Neighbor / Text Door Neighbor
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Number Neighbor, also known as Text Door Neighbor, is a mobile social game in which players send a text message to the phone number with its last digit one numeral higher or lower than their own. For example, if their phone number is 555-5555, then their text door neighbor is 555-5554 or 555-5556.
On August 11th, 2008, Urban Dictionary user dan_the_01 defined "Text Door Neighbor" as:
"The people who are a digit either side of your phone number- Many a friendship has been struck up by saying hi to a text door neighbour.
Woody- 'Hey Dan, what happened when you got in touch with your text door neighbour?'
Dan- 'Absolutley nothing witheither of them- both were nutters!'"
On January 4th, 2016, the Mirror published an article about Text Door Neighbor. Other publications soon followed, including The Daily Mail, Metro, and Distractify.
On January 5th, 2016, the subreddit /r/textdoor launched. The subreddit allows users to post their experiences messaging their text door neighbors.
Boing Boing published "Have you texted your textdoor neighbor?" on April 8th, 2017. The article pointed to /r/textdoor and the re-emergence of the trend.
 Urban Dictionary – Text Door Neighbor
 Metro – People are messaging their 'text door neighbor' and it's not going well
 The Mirror – Do you know who your text door neighbour is? Craze for making friends with strangers sweeps the internet
 The Daily Mail – Do you know who your TEXT door neighbour is? Craze for sending a message to the person with the mobile number nearly identical to yours becomes an internet trend
 Distractify via Wayback Machine – People Are Messaging Their 'Text Door Neighbors' And It's Not Going Well
 Boing Boing – Have you texted your textdoor neighbor?
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