text messages

City Creates Sidewalk Lane For Texting While Walking

Taking a cue from an American experiment, the Chinese city of Chongqing has created a smartphone sidewalk lane, offering a path for those too engrossed in messaging and tweeting to…

Newser | September 15, 2014 - 2:45 pm

Text Messages Are Useless … Hormonally Speaking

Text messaging may have changed the way we communicate, but it will never change the way we communicate. According to a new study, text messages do not have the power…

Ami Angelowicz | August 17, 2011 - 4:20 pm

18 Reasons Not To Text Him Back

I got my first text from this guy I’ve liked forever. Finally, after years of subtly dangling the carrot that is moi, he started running for the bait. But what…

Simcha | September 22, 2010 - 4:00 pm

Texting Rules: He Said What?

Being young in the 21st century means that the “dating world” extends beyond face-to-face communication. I’m talking about Facebook, email and, of course, texting. Texting has become the main form…

Lauren Gold | June 11, 2010 - 6:00 pm

The Girlfriend Keeper: Nothing Says Love Like Automated Texts And Emails To Your Girlfriend

How pissed would you be if the schmoopy text messages your boyfriend sent you every other hour were automated from an iPhone app called the Girlfriend Keeper? Alas, the Girlfriend…

Jessica Wakeman | August 28, 2009 - 3:00 pm

Teen Text Walks, Falls Into A Manhole

A 15-year-old New York girl found out that walking and texting can be just as dangerous as driving while texting. Alexa Longueira was strolling down the street and paying more…

Zandile Blay | July 13, 2009 - 6:00 pm

Blind Dates And Texting Don’t Mix — Or Do They?

Over at Double X, there’s this truly hilarious essay by Kelly Seal, who explains how she found herself apologizing to someone she was supposed to go on a date with,…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | July 8, 2009 - 1:20 pm

Sex Ed Through Text Messaging

If you take a shower before you have sex, are you less likely to get pregnant? Does a normal penis have wrinkles? If my BF doesn’t like me to be…

Annika Harris | May 4, 2009 - 3:30 pm

Thoughts From Guys On Our IM: Why Didn’t You Text/Call Me Back?

Do you watch the show “Tough Love”? I don’t, but both Annika and Simcha have caught episodes and claim that it rivals my beloved “Millionaire Matchmaker.” That remains to be…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | April 1, 2009 - 12:00 pm

Top 10 Sexting Acronyms For Adults

Netlingo.com recently posted a list of 50 sexting/IM acronyms every parent of teenagers should know. The list included acronyms like the always romantic “DUM” (“Do you masturbate?”), “FMLTWIA” (“F*** me…

Wendy Atterberry | March 31, 2009 - 1:30 pm

That’s Textual Harassment, And I Don’t Have To Take It!

A little while back, I shared why I thought text messaging was keeping romance alive, despite being more impersonal than phone calls or face-to-face contact. Text messaging is a powerful…

Catherine Strawn | March 18, 2009 - 12:30 pm

In Their Own Way, Text Messages Are Keeping Romance Alive

A survey by the U.K.’s National Trust found that 70 percent of women and 53 percent of men would rather get a love letter or poem than a text or…

Catherine Strawn | February 10, 2009 - 5:30 pm
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