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Text Messaging

The One Rule Of Electronic Communication

Carla Naumburg | Posted 03.05.2013 | TED Weekends
Carla Naumburg

Just as there are choices we can make to improve the nature and outcome of face-to-face communication, there are also things we can do to decrease the likelihood of problems over email, texting, and social networking.

One Country Lets You Divorce Via Text..

The Huffington Post | Betsy Isaacson | Posted 12.04.2012 | Technology

Texting turned 20 on Monday. That's right: SMS (Short Messaging Service), which we still use to relay our OMGs and LOLs, is older than Justin Bieber. ...

Young People Will Vote If You Text Them

Christina Blacken | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Christina Blacken

Think of voting as learning how to drive. You wouldn't speed off in your first car without learning how to drive first (I would hope). Why are young voters expected to get in the driver's seat without an instruction manual on how to get started?

Michael McAuliff

Anonymous Hate Texts Target Obama | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A string of vitriol-laden text messages hit voters' phones Tuesday night, blasting President Barack Obama with anti-gay attacks and fals...

Paul Ryan's Text Messages Utterly Boring

Tony Phillips | Posted 12.18.2012 | Comedy
Tony Phillips

While stumping at a VFW hall in the capital of Indiana this afternoon, Republican Vice Presidential candidate and emerging heart-throb Paul Ryan inadvertently left his iPhone on a lectern and departed in a motorcade destined for the Indianapolis airport.

Woman Slammed With Huge Bill While Phone Was Allegedly Off

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 10.04.2012 | Money

It turns out roaming charges really can roam. Maria Francis, a Sacramento woman, says she turned off her cell phone while on a cruise abroad and st...

iPhone Glitch Lets Hackers Text You

Posted 08.17.2012 | Technology

If a new report is to be believed, scam artists may have another channel to trick you into revealing important information or swindle you out of your ...

School District To Search Students' Electronics For Sexting

Posted 08.01.2012 | Education

A Detroit-area school district is attempting to curb sexting among its students by adopting a policy that subjects their cellphones, laptops and other...

New Meaning To The Mass Text

Sister Mary Ann Walsh | Posted 09.10.2012 | Religion
Sister Mary Ann Walsh

The July 4 closing of the Fortnight for Freedom at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington drew a standing-room-only crowd, a fact that stunned organizers given the holiday.

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,...

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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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...