Posts tagged "text messages"

Just Do It: Deleting A Guy’s Number

I’m a numbers girl.

I take pride in my cell’s large phone book as much as I take pride in amassing new Facebook friends, Tumblr followers, and page views. I’m sorry, but in this day and age, the higher the numbers get, the cooler one looks.

This creates a problem, however, when there…

By: Leonora Epstein / June 25, 2008

The Daily Squeeze: A Child Dominatrix, Expensive Texts, And A Thief In The Bed

A man and a woman have been accused to training the woman’s child to be a dominatrix, selling her sexual services, and photographing some of the acts. The child, who is now 20, was 12 years old when this started. [CBS News]
It costs more to send a friend one megabyte of data via text…

By: Catherine Strawn / May 14, 2008

Texting Your Way To Love

Text messaging is ruining the world! But here is a funny cartoon that tells the story of a guy and a girl who get drunk, make out, and start texting. [Current.com via Gawker]

Previously: Dirty, Unwanted Text Messages

By: Catherine Strawn / May 2, 2008

Dirty, Unwanted Text Messages

The people who work at cell phone stores have a lot of power. They know a lot personal information about you, and they know your number. One employee at a Sprint Nextel store in Dayton, OH, is being sued because he reportedly texted a female customer regarding her looks and requested to have dinner with…

By: Catherine Strawn / April 25, 2008

Text Message Abbreviations Cropping Up On Birth Certificates

Text messaging will most assuredly lead to the downfall of our society. What with all the ghastly abbreviations and acronyms, we might as well quit worrying about teaching the kids how to spell. There really won’t be a point, because even their names are being misspelled, perhaps based on the way someone might type it…

By: Catherine Strawn / April 1, 2008

The Squeeze: Alfie Allen, Text Messages, Kate Moss, And Weight Discrimination

Lily Allen’s brother, Alfie, will be playing the lead role in Equus in Yorkshire this month. Yep, it’s the role Daniel Radcliffe stripped for. Alfie said that he doesn’t have any qualms about getting naked on stage: “It’s just part of the job I do. In fact it’s really liberating because you get a real…

By: Catherine Strawn / March 31, 2008

Harlequin Books Serialized On Your Cell

Harlequin, the world’s largest publisher of romance fiction, is keeping up with the times by offering all of its current titles as ebooks, holding readings in Second Life, and blogging about paranormal romance. According to Brent Lewis, Harlequin’s director of Internet and digital, five of the top 10 bestselling books in Japan were written o…

By: Catherine Strawn / February 25, 2008

Text Message Abbreviations For The Advanced

Yesterday, Maxim’s Sex Blog had a post about “sext messaging,” you know, sending dirty text messages. It even offered up some suggestions, i.e., “IANWAP” means “I am not wearing any panties.” As you know, we think text message abbreviations are a little ridiculous, so Amelia and I (OK, mostly Amelia) came up with a few…

By: Catherine Strawn / February 22, 2008

The Daily Squeeze: White Castle Weddings, STDs, And A Prime Minister’s Sex Life

Three couples were married in a Columbus, OH, White Castle on Valentine’s Day (BTW, Columbus is White Castle’s home city. Go Ohio!) Instead of throwing rice, a flower girl threw salt and pepper packets. We hope she threw the salt over her left shoulder for good luck. Also, there should be a movie, Harold and

By: Catherine Strawn / February 15, 2008

What ILU Means, And Other Important Text Message Abbreviations

The day that sees the biggest increase in text messages is not Christmas, Thanksgiving, or even New Year’s. No, given that today is February 12, you will no doubt guess that Valentine’s Day is the most popular holiday for text messages, according to data from AT&T. How romantic. Personally, I despise text message shorthand, but…

By: Catherine Strawn / February 12, 2008
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