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Is Texting Ruining The Art Of Conversation?

AP | MARTHA IRVINE | Posted 06.03.2012 | Technology

CHICAGO -- Anna Schiferl hadn't even rolled out of bed when she reached for her cell phone and typed a text to her mom, one recent Saturday. Mom was r...

Should You Check Your Spouse's Texts?

Posted 05.09.2012 | Weddings

Should your spouse be allowed to check your text messages? This is a question that writer Jillian Bolger asked in her recent article for,...

Text Scammers May Have To Pay Up

AP | MARCY GORDON | Posted 07.08.2012 | Money

WASHINGTON — Federal regulators are seeking $52.6 million from a billing company that they accuse of adding unauthorized charges to consumers' p...

Experiment: "If Anyone Wants to Talk About Anything, Call Me" (or Text If You Prefer)

Craig Kanalley | Posted 06.11.2012 | Technology
Craig Kanalley

How do we combat feelings of loneliness? Some turn to technology, which is ever-connecting us. But sometimes that's not enough. And sometimes, technology can make us feel even more lonely. We may be connected online, but offline may be different.

Clueless Texter Bumps Into a Bear

David Mizejewski | Posted 06.10.2012 | Green
David Mizejewski

The man in the video got the shock of his life when he looked up from his texting only to come face to face with a black bear that wandered into town. While his reaction is pretty funny, he's lucky he looked up when he did, otherwise he would have walked right into the bear.

Giving New And Expecting Moms Power In The Palm Of Their Hands

Tina Sharkey | Posted 04.30.2012 | Impact
Tina Sharkey

Moms all over the world need the right information. Last April, we helped launch MAMA, an initiative to deliver critical health information to women in the developing world through text and voice messages on basic mobile phones.

Trina Braxton 'Done' After Catching Gabe Texting Women

Posted 04.03.2012 | TV

The tumultuous relationship between Gabe and Trina, who by now have both admitted to various levels of infidelity in their marriage, has been a point ...

Sexting in the City... and the Suburbs... and the Country....

Sarah Tracey | Posted 03.27.2012 | Entertainment
Sarah Tracey

It's incredibly intimidating to come of age in a digital world where this is a common expectation in modern dating. I imagine the great love stories through time: would Juliet have texted explicit photos to Romeo when they were kept apart? How about Scarlett and Rhett?

Has The Internet Increased The Divorce Rate?

Henry Gornbein | Posted 03.06.2012 | Divorce
Henry Gornbein

People used to get to know one another gradually over months. Now people think that they know one another in hours or days, especially with our high-speed technology that increases the need for instant gratification.

Pakistan's Text Message Ban Includes Many LGBT Relevant Words

Posted 11.21.2011 | Gay Voices

The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority's ban on 1,600 words deemed "pornographic or offensive to Islam" has flabbergasted much of the international ...

School Counselor Accused Of Sexting Student

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 11.16.2011 | Education

After allegedly texting naked photos of herself to a 15-year-old boy, 43-year-old school counselor Cynthia Stewart faces possible jail time, NBC Dalla...

PICTURES: What You Text vs. What You See | Posted 12.20.2011 | Comedy

Next time you send a text message, really think about what that emoticon means. On second thought, don't....

Text Message Fighting

Toni Nagy | Posted 11.14.2011 | Comedy
Toni Nagy

Part of me feels as if texting has improved my ability to stay in touch, while another part says you aren't actually saying anything, while the third part of me wants to text the other two parts of me to meet up for drinks later.

Priceless 'BFTs' (Best Friend Texts)

Posted 11.14.2011 | Women

We've all received one: the text from your best friend in the world that makes you smile and, often, laugh out loud. It's that message that arrives ou...

Teach Your Parents Well: Teens Teach Their Parents How to Use Tech Wisely

Susan Kaiser Greenland | Posted 11.12.2011 | Parents
Susan Kaiser Greenland

It's the habit and the hubris of parents and educators to ask, "What can we teach teenagers?" rather than the other way around. Yet, when it comes to using technology wisely, we would be wise to take a lesson from them.

Combating Inappropriate Cell Phone Use in Class

Jennifer Ketcham | Posted 11.02.2011 | College
Jennifer Ketcham

Personally, when I sit down at a desk with old gum stuck under cheap wood, I am happy to turn off my cell phone. As a young woman with responsibilities, it's nice to slip away into academia and avoid the world.

FCC Lays Out Plan For Texting 9-1-1

Reuters | Posted 10.11.2011 | Technology

Consumers will be able to text and send multimedia messages to 9-1-1 emergency call centers under a new plan from the top communications regulator. ...

Hackers Can Use Text Messages to Break Into Locked Cars

Posted 10.05.2011 | Technology

A security consultant has identified a serious security glitch that allows him to break into cars -- via text message. Don Bailey, a consultant w...

Texting Is So 19th Century

Pamela Newton | Posted 09.27.2011 | Technology
Pamela Newton

It has recently occurred to me that email and text messaging are actually a quaint throwback to the good old days of interpersonal communication.

Is the Humble Text Message a Cause Marketing Star?

Joe Waters | Posted 09.12.2011 | Impact
Joe Waters

The more I learn about text and the more I sober up to the reality of adoption rates on things like smartphone apps, location-based services, QR codes and other mobile gadgetry, the more I appreciate the simple text message.

Hacking Rupert Murdoch

MP Nunan | Posted 09.11.2011 | Comedy
MP Nunan

What would it look and sound like if we could see the hacked voicemails and texts between Rupert Murdoch, and his son and heir-apparent, James Murdoch -- as they deal with the fallout from the crisis?

Carriers Sweat As Texting Cools | By ANTON TROIANOVSKI | Posted 08.09.2011 | Technology

Growth in the volume of text messaging is slowing sharply, just as new threats emerge to that lucrative source of wireless carrier profits. While U...

WTF? Israeli General Warns of Texting Orders, Being Ignored

Michael L. Millenson | Posted 07.31.2011 | World
Michael L. Millenson

When an Israeli Army officer says, "Follow me!", the soldiers under his command may be confused whether he means Facebook or firefight.

My Text Message Commencement Address to the Graduates

James Napoli | Posted 07.26.2011 | Comedy
James Napoli

Parents, fellow educators, distinguished colleagues, graduates. What up? Years ago, I sat in an auditorium listening to a fairly boring speaker such as myself. (Laughing Out Loud.)

It's 1986 and Magnum, P.I. Just Stole My Email!

Jeffrey Evans | Posted 06.29.2011 | Technology
Jeffrey Evans

Law enforcement likes that most of our electronic communications are offered only feeble privacy protections. They don't want to have to go to a judge to get a search warrant.