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Sexting Case: Two Valparaiso Middle Schoolers Charged

nwitimes.com | Ken Kosky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

VALPARAISO | Two Ben Franklin Middle School students who Valparaiso police said were caught using their cell phones to exchange nude pictures of each ...

Text Heard 'Round the World: Marketers Embrace Mobile Messaging

Chris Brassington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Chris Brassington

The phenomenal growth of text messaging represents an amazing opportunity for marketers, but what are some of the most important practices to keep in mind when developing mobile messaging campaigns?

Farewell to the Sunday Circular?

Chris Brassington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Chris Brassington

Now that our world has gone from print to digital and increasingly mobile, is the Sunday circular as relevant or as useful as it was in the past?

Haiti Rebuilds -- The Birth of Global Citizen 1.0

Jose Antonio Vargas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jose Antonio Vargas

Haiti suffers as we watch, and it will rebuild during our watch. And an emerging online-connected global citizenry -- us -- must be asked to remain engaged in the weeks, months and years ahead.

Anatomy (and Meaning) of the "Did You Know?" Video Series (VIDEOS, PHOTOS)

Jose Antonio Vargas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jose Antonio Vargas

The onslaught of new technologies -- cell phones, video games, social networking sites, the Wikipediazation of information, the reach of YouTube and Skype, you name it -- have ushered a seismic shift in education: how our kids learn, how our teachers teach, how curriculum is shaped and presented, how individual students, powered by technology, process and experience what they're learning.

Email's End?

Rob Kall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rob Kall

Crossposted from OpEdNews.com Every change in communications medium causes big changes in culture, since cuneiform, then writing were introduced. Em...

Speed Texting: Competitors From Dozen Countries Compete In NYC For LG Mobile World Cup

Huffinton Post/AP | VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Two South Korean teenagers have been crowned fastest texters in the world. The team of 17-year-old Bae Yeong Ho and 18-year-old Ha M...

To Text Or Not To Text - Dating In A Web 2.0 World

Julie Spira | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Julie Spira

Sending a text message can be a fun, flirty way to communicate with partners. However, depending on the nature of your relationship, texting can also damage your relationship.

Michael Jackson Online -- A Singular Attraction

Jose Antonio Vargas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jose Antonio Vargas

Pre-Internet, before we could follow celebrities on Google, Twitter, MySpace and Wikipedia, Michael Jackson was an unparalleled global star on the world stage, touching fans across borders, time zones and languages.

Haiti Text: $8 Million Is New Mark For American Relief Donations

myfoxdc.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Americans donated more than $8 million by 8:25 a.m. EST Friday in a Haiti earthquake relief text message appeal, according to Fox News. The donations ...

Most USELESS Gadgets Of 2000-2009: 13 Gadgets We Wish We'd Never Seen (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

In theory, gadgets are suppose to make our lives easier, simpler. But sometimes technology just complicates, making way for utterly dispensable, downr...

A Third Of Teens Say They've Texted While Driving, Survey Shows

msn.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

A third of teens ages 16 and 17 say they have texted while driving and 48 percent of teens ages 12 to 17 say they have been in a car when the driver w...

Your Inbox, Your Self

Jose Antonio Vargas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jose Antonio Vargas

Sometimes, a plain old e-mail -- not a text, not a tweet, not Facebook update, not a Wave -- is the safest, most personal, most liberating way to go.

Illinois BAN On Texting While Driving Effective Jan. 1, 2010

suntimes.com | FindLaw Blotter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

On Friday, Illinois will become the 19th state to ban texting while driving....

Texting While Driving Ban In Colorado To Go Into Effect December First; Will Cops Enforce?

The Colorado Independent | Katie Redding | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Colorado's ban on texting while driving--courtesy of House Bill 1094--goes into effect next Tuesday, the first day of December. So will Colorado driv...

The Evolution of Technology

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Dr. Jim Taylor

Have you ever thought about how far we've come in our ability to connect with others and how far we'll go? I've been thinking a lot about connectivity recently and have always found that looking back to where we came from can help us better understand where we are today and, more importantly, where we may be going in the future.

Oprah: Texting While Driving Is 'Absolutely Stupid'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As Oprah Winfrey launches a new campaign against distracted driving, the National Safety Council continues to push states to ban all cell phone use by...

Sexting: Teens Forward Nude Photos Without Permission, Survey Finds

AP | LIBBY QUAID | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

WASHINGTON — Think your kid is not "sexting"? Think again. Sexting – sharing sexually explicit photos, videos and chat by cell phone or on...

Obama Online -- Using Technology, It's the Electorate That Has Changed, Too

Jose Antonio Vargas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jose Antonio Vargas

For as much as Barack Obama has brought change to Washington, it's also us, the people participating and engaging with politics using technology , that have changed, too.

The End Of The Email Era

Wall Street Journal | JESSICA E. VASCELLARO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Email has had a good run as king of communications. But its reign is over. In its place, a new generation of services is starting to take hold--ser...

Lawmakers Seek To Ban Unsolicited Text Message Ads

AP | BRUCE SHIPKOWSKI | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

TRENTON, N.J. — A pair of state lawmakers are hoping to stop unsolicited text message advertisements from being sent to New Jersey residents by ...

Generation-Y Bloggers: How To Improve Your Writing Overnight

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Diane Tucker

The Elements of Style is a masterpiece on the art of writing well, and it's a surprisingly quick read. Seriously, this rhetoric rulebook is so slim, it'll fit in the pocket of your hoodie.

Ten Ways to Sane in an Insane World

Francesca Biller | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Francesca Biller

7. Take the time to look people in the eye, say hello, goodbye, ask "How are you" ; listen to their answer and ask a question. Remember how to communicate with people again on a human face-to-face basis.

Communication Interruptus

Shelley Hendrix Reynolds | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Shelley Hendrix Reynolds

During the first 17 months of his life, my son hit development milestones perfectly on time. Then autism hit.

Gov't Seeks State Anti-Distracted Driving Laws

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration said Thursday it will seek to ban text messaging by interstate bus drivers and truckers and push states to...