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Texting Etiquette

Four Ways Your Texting Can Make You More Likeable

Adam Gilad | Posted 06.06.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Adam Gilad

The problem with texting -- other than misspells and auto correct -- is the lack of context. So much of human communications is based on facial expressions and voice tonality -- and without those two things -- it's very difficult to read nuance.

The Panicked Thoughts You Have When Someone Doesn't Text You Back

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 01.12.2016 | Comedy

In the age of texting, our crazy dating thoughts have evolved right alongside our cell phones. Why aren't they texting me back? Who do they even think...

3 Ways to Deal With Anxiety Caused By Confusing Digital Age Etiquette

Lantern | Posted 11.18.2015 | Healthy Living

For example, that interesting yet profoundly anxiety-producing time with my apparently-not-former friend. Was she being rude for ignoring me? Or, against my better judgment, had I been rude for messaging her insistently? Was I hounding her or was she ghosting me?

Here's What Happened When I Asked My Students to Call Instead of Text

Julie Dobrow | Posted 10.08.2015 | Media
Julie Dobrow

I asked a group of my students to try the Birdwhistell/Goffman experiment a la 2015: for one day, instead of texting the messages they normally would send to their family and friends and classmates, they should call.

The 8 Commandments Of Group Texting

Alexis Kleinman | Posted 07.06.2016 | Technology
Alexis Kleinman

Thou shalt follow these rules.

Dating in a Digital World

Julie Spira | Posted 04.07.2015 | Style
Julie Spira

Since texting plays a huge role in in the dating process, the study highlights what men and women like and dislike when receiving text messages. Here are some dos and don'ts to consider before pushing the send button.

Why Isn't He Calling Texting Me?!?

Hemanshu Nigam | Posted 12.06.2014 | Technology
Hemanshu Nigam

Men and women treat texting differently, but, for both, confusion, paranoia, irritation and anxiety reign in the kingdom of digital dating. While she waits for his text, he stares at the dot, dot, dot of the iMessage, wondering what she's going to say next.

Confession: OMG, I Can't Stop E-Talking Like A Preteen

Jennifer Benjamin | Posted 03.31.2014 | Women
Jennifer Benjamin

No, I don't take selfies, I don't twerk, and I don't follow One Direction, but I use so many acronyms, you'd think I was writing in NSA-level code. My emails are studded with so many exclamation points that the page looks like a paint-splattered Jackson Pollock.

How to Avoid Becoming a Registered Text Offender

Unwritten | Posted 03.18.2014 | Comedy

If there's one rule of texting that you must follow, it is the absence of the letter "k." Not from a word­­­, you mustn't misinterpret. What I mean is do not answer with a simple "k." It's rude, unnecessary and uncivilized.

Can't You Just Text Me?

Dr. Robert M. Myers | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Dr. Robert M. Myers

If you want to make an impression today, put your phone away when you are at a social function. If someone invites you to dinner, focus on that person, not your phone. If you are invited to someone's home, leave your phone in the car and engage in some conversation.

What Would Amy Ask? Etiquette for Young People in the Age of Cell Phones

Julie Dobrow | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Julie Dobrow

The etiquette of cell phone use is an evolving one. When do you leave a message? When you're sitting with a group of friends is it okay to take a call, make a call, text? Are there some messages that it's just not okay to text? We adults are struggling with these questions. But so are the so-called "digital natives."

Can You Seduce a Guy Through Texting Humor?

Mike Alvear | Posted 10.21.2013 | Comedy
Mike Alvear

Texting can make you look like you have the personality of a parking meter or the personality of a woman who's really fun to hang out with.

Doesn't Anyone Call Anymore?

Jackie Pilossoph | Posted 10.15.2013 | Divorce
Jackie Pilossoph

There are both benefits and negatives to both electronic communication and to spending time on the phone. Maybe a little more of an effort to talk on the phone to the person you are dating would be appreciated. Yet, keep those cute, sweet, sexy texts coming!

Why I'm Glad My Wedding Wasn't 'Unplugged' | Posted 06.20.2013 | Weddings

It’s in The New York Times, so I guess “unplugged” weddings are a thing, at least among the handsome and affluent people who see themselves in t...

My Huge Texting Mistake

Lisa K. Friedman | Posted 04.14.2013 | Fifty
Lisa K. Friedman

"That's bad," my husband said when he read the exchange. "That's really bad."

Talking to Teens Without Shouting, Getting Gored, or Losing a Finger

Holly Robinson | Posted 04.08.2013 | Parents
Holly Robinson

Do not startle a teen with sudden attempts at conversation when the animal is sleeping in its bed. Wait until your teen is up, showered and dressed before trying to talk about anything. These animals generally hibernate during daylight hours when they are between 12 and 20 years of age.

A Much-Needed Guide to Text Etiquette

Dana Holmes | Posted 03.17.2013 | Technology
Dana Holmes

The rules can be tricky; there is a fine line between what's appropriate and what's not, and sometimes it's hard to tell where exactly to draw that line.

College: Are Cell Phones More Fun Than Class?

Christopher Gurrie | Posted 12.24.2012 | College
Christopher Gurrie

As I conclude my classes and leave to exit the building, I pass classrooms with open doors where I see the backs of students working on laptops. They're not taking notes; they're posting a status about how boring class is.

Communication, Communication, Communication!

Charlie Maffei | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Charlie Maffei

I have said it before, and I will say it again: Communication is the most important part of any relationship. And I mean communication right from the start!

Text Messaging: Effects on Romantic Relationships and Social Behavior

Amanda Klein | Posted 10.22.2012 | College
Amanda Klein

While texting enables romantic partners to develop and maintain their relationships, it also may create a potential strain.

Texting, the Next Epidemic: Our National Well-Being Is in Jeopardy

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 10.20.2012 | Technology
William B. Bradshaw

I'm not suggesting that everyone should stop texting or that our youth should spend all of their time in libraries reading and studying. We need a realistic solution grounded in awareness and balance that will last over the long haul.

Texting: The First Regression in Human Communication

Sam Koppelman | Posted 10.10.2012 | Teen
Sam Koppelman

What truly makes texting a step backwards for the human race is that texting is MUCH more difficult and time-consuming than talking.

He's Just TOO into You

Laurie Davis | Posted 08.15.2012 | Women
Laurie Davis

Hover over these common eFlirting fails and find out whether he ranks high or low on the creep scale.

Straight Talk: Friends Don't Text Friends When They Should Call

Steven Petrow | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Steven Petrow

Protocol suggests you return any message via the same medium in which it was sent. Think of it as "an i for an i." Even a quick text from your iPhone deserves at least a text back, and a phone call requires a return phone call.

Rules of Netiquette for Texting

Julie Spira | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Julie Spira

If you've been texting with friends at work and at home, what happens when you take that habit into a business meeting?