texting

Apparently We’re All Using This Emoji Wrong, But I Think We Should Continue To Do So

I’m of the belief that there is no wrong way to use an emoji, but Mic begs to differ.

“Folks tend to use her when presenting information in…

Liz Magee |

Make It Stop: Should I Text Him Back?!

Help! He’s an inconsiderate texter, what the hell should I do?

Anna Goldfarb |

French Courts Will Jail a Man for Sending His Ex the Gun Emoji

A 22-year-old French boy-man will learn a lesson about the power of text messages after being sentenced to jail time for sending his ex-girlfriend threatening texts, including the gun emoji.

Leah Prinzivalli |

This Woman Shamelessly Messaged All Her Old Flames On V-Day

One of the realities of dating in 2016 is we all end up with phone contacts for old flames that we never get around to deleting. Katia, who gave you…

Ask Men |

The Secret To Sincere Texts? Exclamations, Not Periods

Don’t end your texts with a period. Period. After all, that’s what jerks do, New York magazine opines, with a new study out of SUNY Binghamton lending scientific credence. Researchers…

Newser |

Here’s Your Daily Inspiration To Put Away Your Damn Phone

Photographer Eric Smith captured this photo in Redondo Beach, California, of a dude so engrossed in his phone that he missed a humpback whale and her calf breaching right next…

Claire Hannum |

Woman Fakes Her Own Death To Get Out Of A Bad Date

Remember that episode of “Sex and the City” when Miranda’s date dies on her? Apparently, Ann Gray saw that one too, and decided to fabricate something similar to dodge her…

Claire Hannum |

The Definitive Guide To Sexting

Sending the sexiest text is a difficult game, but it’s one I excel at. And lucky for you ladies, I’m here to help and tell you my best-kept, juiciest, sexting…

College Candy |

Sexting Just Got Easier With Very NSFW ‘Flirtmojis’

Now that they’ve finally decided to diversify emojis by adding people of different races and skin tones, genius app ‘Flirtmoji’ has also created emojis for horny people just like us!

Katie Oldenburg |

We’re Finally Getting Diverse Emojis!

Hooray! We’re getting diverse emoji! The Unicode Consortium, the entity that standardizes characters for letters, numbers, and symbols, has heard the demand for emojis with diverse skin tones and is…

Rebecca Vipond Brink |

13 People Confess Their Thoughts On Using Smartphones During Sex

Remember that episode from the first season of “Sex and the City” (which, go back and watch sometime, because the first season of that show was pretty special) when Miranda…

Amelia McDonell-Parry |

Dream or Nightmare: You Can Text In The Air Now

T-Mobile customers now have the option of texting and photo messaging at 35,000 feet on planes equipped with WiFi (which, these days, is most of them). I realize this should…

Claire Hannum |

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 |

This Couple Communicated Using Only Emojis For A Month

A New York City couple spent a month using only emojis instead of written words to communicate in their text messages, and weirdly enough, it didn’t totally wreak havoc on…

Claire Hannum |

Make It Stop: “Get Me Off My Friends’ Group Text Messages!”

Make It Stop is a new weekly column in which Anna Goldfarb — the blogger behind Shmitten Kitten and Shlooby Kitten — tells you what’s up. Want a fresh take on a

Anna Goldfarb |

Drunk Dialers Beware: Now You Can Text 911 During An Emergency

I can’t decide if this is a genius or terrible idea. Cell phone providers have now made it possible for users to text message 911 during an emergency in case…

Katie Oldenburg |

Ask A Married Guy: “He Texts Me All The Time, But I Want More!”

I have been talking to a guy since February (I’ve known him for over a year). He texts me sweet messages and basically texts me all day long every single…

Tom Cowell |

Are Millennials Really Having Less Sex?

According to a recent UK study, definitely. It appears that British twentysomethings are banging less than prior generations did — but is that representative of the rest of the world’s…

Claire Hannum |

Do You Need A Social Media Cone Of Shame?

As much as it bugs me when companies try to go all “high road,” I can make an exception for this hilarious Coca-Cola Social Media Guard commercial. The Guard, a…

Claire Hannum |

Study: Yes, Texting While Walking Is Horrible For You

We’ve all been guilty of texting while walking, and potentially running into our fellow pedestrians as a result. The nightly news stations love to dissect this habit on the regular, and…

Claire Hannum |
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