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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.

Educating for Democracy: Japan and Teaching for the Future

Joel Shatzky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Joel Shatzky

Future generations of young learners must be educated not just for the present, but the inevitabilities of that future.

HSBC Customers Hit By Text Message Scam

The Huffington Post | Chris Kirkham | Posted 02.13.2014 | Business

HSBC Bank customers have been receiving fraudulent text messages in recent days asking them to dial in to a 1-800 number and enter their account infor...

Mobile Week in Review: Top 10 Articles in Mobile 2/14-2/18

Jonathan Spalter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jonathan Spalter

To help you stay on top of the wireless evolution, Mobile Future highlights for you our top 10 must-read articles from this past week.

Could There Be a Texting-While-Walking Ban?

The Stir | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
The Stir

Cathy Cruz Marrero made headlines last month when she stumbled into a mall fountain while texting. But banning pedestrians from using cell phones? Give me a break.

Teen Sexting: Should Parents, Schools Or Lawmakers Intervene?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Sending provocative or explicit messages and photos over cell phones and computers has become increasingly popular among American teenagers in recent ...

The Coming of Age for Social Media -- Experiencing the Crisis in Egypt

April Rudin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
April Rudin

The Egyptian government's knee jerk reaction of taking the Internet down will be remarkable in history in its obviously real-life demonstration of the power of information.

Does Text Messaging Increase Literacy?

Mail Online | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Children who are fluent at text messaging have better literacy skills than youngsters who do not use mobile phones, it was claimed today. ...

Texts From My Xes: Embarrassing Texts From The Recently Single

Thrillist | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The internet is great for many things, all of which are horribly humiliating people who desperately care about you. Exhibit A: a Twitter feed puttin...