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City Creates Sidewalk Lane For Texting While Walking

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 watch where they’re going. But it’s apparently intended to be ironic—to remind people that it’s dangerous to tweet while walking the street. “There are lots of elderly people and children in our street, and walking with your cellphone may cause unnecessary collisions here,” said Nong Cheng, the marketing official with Meixin Group, which manages the area in the city’s entertainment zone. Read more on Newser…

This Couple Communicated Using Only Emojis For A Month

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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 their relationship. Alex Goldmark, who works at WNYC’s New Tech City, thought it would make for a sweet experiment for the radio show, and by the end of the month, he and his girlfriend Liza Stark  found that emojis were actually improved their connection. Keep reading »

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

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 stinky dilemma? Email anna@shmittenkitten.com with the subject “Make It Stop.” She’ll make it all better, or at least make you laugh. Girl Scout’s honor.

First up, how to get out of group text-messaging hell:

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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 they’re unable to speak.

AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless have all hopped on board with the new feature, but the ability to reach 911 via text message is only currently active in limited areas. Only certain states and counties have call centers that support 911 texting, but they’re working on making this a nationwide feature as soon as possible. Providers are telling users to text 911 their location and emergency if they’re, say, hiding in a closet with an intruder in the house or hearing impaired, for example. Keep reading »

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

Ask A Married Guy: "He Texts Me All The Time, But I Want More!"
Texting Rules
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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 day. We have hung out a few times and we did get intimate, as in, we went all the way.

I have asked him what I mean to him but he completely dodged the question yet continues to text me every day. Another issue is that he’s busy almost every single weekend and we don’t see each other too often.

Am I rushing this as we have only been talking for about two months? Should I just keep it cool for a little bit? I don’t want to scare him off, but I don’t know how to proceed. I do like him and can potentially see myself with him. Help! – Nuthin’ But A Text Thing

You’ve been talking for “only” two months? What era do you live in, where two months is NOT a long time? Was your last boyfriend a 19th century squire, wooing you only by pony express mail?

You two have been hanging out way long enough to know the truth: he’s not that interested. I’m sorry. That hurts. But it’s  the truth. Keep reading »

Are Millennials Really Having Less Sex?

Millennials, What's The Deal?

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 millennials too? University College London conducted a National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (“Natsal”) and found all kinds of fascinating facts about Britain’s sex lives, which are highlighted in this nifty video. One of the more surprising results is the discovery that 16- to 44-year-olds’ sexcapades have decreased steadily throughout the past 20 years. It found that men were having sex an average of 4.9 times per month, and women, 4.8 times per month. This is compared to last decade’s figures of 6.3 and 6.2 times per month, respectively. Keep reading »

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