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Female Umpire In Colorado Facing Backlash After 'Humorous' Article

The Denver Post | Bill Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Her name is Andrea Dawson, and she is a high school baseball umpire. She is, in fact, the only female among the more than 100 umpires who work spri...

5 Techno-Romance Truths That Your Mother Will Never Understand

Jessica Massa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jessica Massa

Sure, your mother may seem hip and enlightened, with a new and inappropriately active Facebook account to prove it. But try as she might, she just doesn't quite get it.

World Texting Record SMASHED

Yahoo! News UK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Nimble-fingered Melissa Thompson, from Salford, Greater Manchester, made swift work of the challenge in hand. She texted "the razor-toothed piranhas ...

Text Messages Catalysts For Dating Violence

switched.com | By Amar Toor — Jun 22nd 2010 at 10:40AM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Texting has made it easy for people to instantly contact each other, and, for teenagers especially, has become the primary means of telecommunication....

Why Moms are Mad

Frank Luntz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Frank Luntz

It's time for the rest of Silicon Valley and the new tech community to step up to the plate and spend just a little more time, effort and resources making that world safe for children. A lot of moms won't be quite so angry if they do.

Dating By Text -- A Post-Date Joke Goes Wrong

Amanda Ernst | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Amanda Ernst

Text messaging is a very direct, literal and immediate form of communication. Don't try to be subtle or even sarcastic or joking via text, because you risk being misunderstood or worse.

Daley Blames Suburban Teenagers And Text Messaging For Beach Violence

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Daley today blamed texting and drinking by high school students -- more than half of them suburbanites -- for a wave of North Avenue beach arres...

Short But Not Sweet

George Sachs, Psy.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
George Sachs, Psy.D.

Dear Dr. George: I have a question for you. I need your advice. A friend of mine just received the most amazing text. We want your opinion on how ...

5 Ways Texting Is Ruining Changing English

Paul Jury | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Paul Jury

Is text messaging ruining English? Debatable, as we shall see. But is text messaging (along with other forms of digital communication) changing English? U bttr beleve it.

Dating By Text: How To Respond To A (Possible) Accidental Text

Amanda Ernst | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Amanda Ernst

Crushable commenter leniseheather is having text messaging problems with her fiance -- she's worried that he may have sent her a text that was meant t...

Don't Wait Around For That Late Night Text

Amanda Ernst | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Amanda Ernst

One of the primary uses for text messages in a dating/hook up situation, based on my own experience and that of my friends, is the "booty text." I've ...

Communication: Week 13 of 'Mental Muscle' Boot Camp

Paul Katz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Paul Katz

Part fifteen in a series. "There is a reason why Communication Week follows Self-Esteem in Spiritual Boot Camp," said James Mellon. "First, you get...

Dating By Text -- Is Your Guy Too Busy For You?

Amanda Ernst | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Amanda Ernst

I am okay with being asked out via text message, but not every text date request is the same. For example, take a look at this text I recently received.

Dating By Text: "Sext Me"

Amanda Ernst | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Amanda Ernst

Oh, sexting, what a fruitful topic -- and one I've covered before. So when a friend of mine told me about a text she received from a guy this weekend,...

Teen Texting: Deciphering the Social Cues

Wendy Strgar | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Wendy Strgar

The social rules for text conversation are anything but cut and dry. At the least, some smart teen should write a book of etiquette, so everyone can agree what the response means.

Modern Dating: A Guide To Sexy Texting

Amanda Ernst | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Amanda Ernst

No matter what my own thoughts on sexting are, I think we could all use a helpful guide to the medium. After canvassing some close friends and sources, I have come up with some do's and don'ts.

Culture and Technology: The Unintended Use of Mobile Phones

Jonathan Ezer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jonathan Ezer

Unique circumstances in Kenya have given rise to the most innovative mobile banking network in the world.

How To Find The Best Party School In America? Read Between The Texts

Huffington Post | Fernanda Diaz | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Warning: If you're a college student and you've recently sent a drunk text, your message could end up on the internet. But don't put away your phones...

Dating by Text -- How to Handle an Overshare Text

Amanda Ernst | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Amanda Ernst

I frequently ask my friends to share their weird text messages with me. This one came from a friend of the guy who sent it, and not from the recipient, although that hardly matters. It's still weird and kind of creepy.

Why Text At All?

Amanda Ernst | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Amanda Ernst

What are your thoughts about texting? Do you hate it or love it? Do you try to avoid it at all costs or do you view it as a necessary evil?

PdF: Forget the Internet, Think Mobile

Scott Goodstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Scott Goodstein

Mobile technology, while still in its infancy, has gone from simply distributing horoscopes and ring tones to helping political and social justice movements quickly alert and even engage millions of people.

Kids Today: Why Do We Text More Than We Talk?

Ilana Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Ilana Ross

I fear that we are committing ourselves to a "silent" future. In my apocalyptic vision, dinner table debates about curfews and campaign finance reform are replaced by a few cryptic texts.

Modern Dating: Are Phone Calls Required?

Amanda Ernst | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Amanda Ernst

Don't get me wrong. I do enjoy the odd phone conversation I have with men. But when you're first dating someone, I think phone calls should be utilitarian, flirty and short.

Release 0.9: Health, Not Health Care!

Esther Dyson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Esther Dyson

A new industry is coming into being: one that makes money by selling what's good for you -- devices and services that let you track your vital signs and help you to change your own behavior.

Spelling, Grammar And U: Texting Pet Peeves

Amanda Ernst | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Amanda Ernst

We all have our little quirks, especially in the way we write, even when it comes down to emails or text messages or IMs. For example, I like to use t...