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Here's Why 'Text Roulette' Is Riskier Than Russian Roulette

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.09.2016 | Comedy

As if texting weren't fraught with enough danger. Now Elite Daily has created a game in which BFFs send random suggestive texts to somewhat ra...

Technology Has Turned Us Into a Nation of Writers

Steven Shehori | Posted 02.03.2016 | Technology
Steven Shehori

Pretty much everyone is doing a whole lotta writing. Every single day. A small percentage of their work is brilliant. Some is good. And a whole lot is utter crap. But it's writing nonetheless, and we have technology, of all things, to thank

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 ...

Wife Texts Husband All The Hilarious Things He Says In His Sleep

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 01.08.2016 | Weddings

When Lindsay Stamhuis began dating Aidan Hailes in 2003, she knew he was anything but a snooze. Just like Hailes’ brother, nephew and several o...

4 Things We Should All Stop Doing When We Text

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 01.07.2016 | OWN

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Tyga Was Texting A 14-Year-Old Because She Can Sing, Duh

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 01.05.2016 | Entertainment

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Is the End of Text Messaging Near? Chime Thinks So.

Carlos M. Gutierrez, Jr. | Posted 01.05.2016 | Technology
Carlos M. Gutierrez, Jr.

Undoubtedly, the smart phone has become our primary tool of communication. Whether it's through a phone call, text message, or email, the fact is that...

The Dangers Of Texting While Parenting

PBS | Caroline Bologna | Posted 12.17.2015 | Parents

Picture this: A family vacation in the Caribbean. Powder white sand, turquoise waves. Eraina Reed’s son plays in the surf as the water washes o...

My Emoji Tolerance Has Reached Its (Insert Red Flame Here) Point

Greg Schwem | Posted 12.16.2015 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

Together, my wife, daughters and I hung the final ornament on the tree then stepped back to admire our handwork, a tradition that also includes reflec...

Stop Complaining About The Evolution Of Text Language. Period.

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 12.10.2015 | Arts

The receiving end of the text above is an uncomfortable place to be. Why? Because "thanks" ends in a period. Yes, it may just mean "thanks." Or ...

What If Your Favorite Movie Characters Sexted?

Playboy.com | Posted 12.09.2015 | Comedy
Playboy.com

Even fictitious characters have to get a little feisty with their text messages from time to time, right? We've all done it and we all know how our conversations go, but what about some of your all time favorite and most notable movie characters? How would their sexting go down? Probably a little like this.

5 Ways Texting Can Improve Your Relationship

Cheyenne Bostock | Posted 12.04.2015 | Women
Cheyenne Bostock

It's very easy for information to get lost, delayed or misunderstood, when relying solely on text messaging, so here are a few tips to use texting to help the communication in your relationship become more effective.

Be Your Own Secret Business Weapon

Steve Mariotti | Posted 12.04.2015 | Technology
Steve Mariotti

Writing about entrepreneurship and working with entrepreneurs from around the world, I often have the pleasure of connecting with people I may never h...

Friend Or Associate

Sophia Williams-Baugh | Posted 12.03.2015 | Women
Sophia Williams-Baugh

So...I've always wondered, "what is a friend?" How is a friend supposed to act? How do they interact with each other? How much time do they spend toge...

No One Admits They 'Text-Walk.' Everyone Admits It's A Bad Idea.

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 12.02.2015 | Healthy Living

People who simultaneously text and walk are "annoying as hell," as The Huffington Post reported back in July. There's scientific evidence to s...

Know Someone in Crisis? They Can Text For Help 24/7 via Crisis Text Line

Craig Newmark | Posted 11.30.2015 | Impact
Craig Newmark

The Crisis Text Line is important to know about, especially this time of year. It's important to know that you're not alone and that there are lots of folks out there who want to listen to you, and who want to help.

The Evolution of Emoji Language

Sherina Harris | Posted 11.29.2015 | Teen
Sherina Harris

I don't know if emojis will ever be deemed appropriate enough to use in a news article, but the thought alone is pretty cool. And what about for essays? No more changing "it's" to "it is" in an attempt to get your word count up: just add some emojis!

The Message You Send When Your Text Reply Ends In A Period

Pacific Standard | Nico Pitney | Posted 11.25.2015 | Technology

The Oxford English Dictionary's recent announced that its 2015 "word" of the year is an emoji confirmed that texting is indeed creating a whole ...

Sexting and Texting... the New Way to Connect?

Beatty Cohan, MSW, LCSW, AASECT | Posted 11.23.2015 | Education
Beatty Cohan, MSW, LCSW, AASECT

Newspapers reported last week that at least 100 Canon City Colorado high school students, as well as several 8th graders, sent nude photographs of themselves to each other as part of a larger sexting ring.

MIT Professor: Why 'Ghosting' Is Bad For Society (VIDEO)

HuffPost News | David Flumenbaum | Posted 11.23.2015 | Healthy Living

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Here's Why Apologizing By Text Is Different From Saying Sorry In Person

Glamour | Madeline Wahl | Posted 11.20.2015 | Women

We spend an average of three hours each day fixated on our phones. And all that quality time with those tiny screens, MIT social scientist Sherry Turk...

How "Catfish" Star Nev Schulman Is Using Emojis to Get Older Adults Connected This Thanksgiving

DoSomething.org | Posted 11.20.2015 | Impact
DoSomething.org

Nev Schulman is the face of Grandparents Gone Wired, a campaign from DoSomething.org and Mentor Up. This holiday season, Grandparents Gone Wired activates young people to teach their grandparents -- or other older adults -- how to text and how to use emojis.

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

Lantern | Posted 11.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Lantern

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?

Can We Just Talk About Sexting?

Diana Graber | Posted 11.12.2015 | Parents
Diana Graber

When kids do get caught sexting, the adult response is typically two-fold: First, it's met with shock; second, it elicits a knee-jerk reaction. In each of the sexting scandals above, for example, teens faced suspension from school, possible felony charges, or both. These severe penalties extended even to kids whose only crime was to have been the recipient of the sexually explicit message. Hardly fair.

The D*ck-tionary You Need To Decode The Crappy Texts We All Get

The Huffington Post | Tricia Tongco | Posted 11.11.2015 | Arts

Text messages are deceptively simple -- so few letters, yet so much time spent on anxiously decoding what they mean. According to a previous&nb...