Posts tagged "texting"

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 to him. According to Smith, others on the boat alongside the guy scurried to take pictures, but he still never looked up. I’m no saint…

Claire Hannum / February 6, 2015

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 own date. The British 29-year-old met a man on a dating site, and knew after their third date that he wasn’t the guy for her.

Claire Hannum / January 22, 2015

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 secrets. Use these tips and believe me, the men will come running! Read more on College Candy…

College Candy / January 5, 2015

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!

‘Flirtmoji’ offers a variety of different emojis for the sexual texter, including relatively tame images of handcuffs, the gay pride flag, and a…

Katie Oldenburg / November 24, 2014

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 adding a range of five skin tone options to emoji characters based on a dermatological measure called the Fitzpatrick scale.
The change will apply…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 4, 2014

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 called her ex Skipper and he picked up while he was having sex with his new girlfriend? (And then he broke up with the new…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 7, 2014

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 logically be a reason to celebrate, especially since T-Mobile’s service seems to be the most insufferable of all phone companies and their customers deserve a…

Claire Hannum / September 25, 2014

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 lot…

Newser / September 15, 2014

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 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…

Claire Hannum / August 27, 2014

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…

Anna Goldfarb / August 7, 2014

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…

Katie Oldenburg / May 16, 2014

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 day. We have hung out a few times and we did get intimate, as in, we went all the way.

I have asked…

Tom Cowell / May 1, 2014

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 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…

Claire Hannum / March 23, 2014

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 fake product that is basically a cone of shame, makes it impossible for a person to look down at their phone and instead, forces them…

Claire Hannum / February 21, 2014

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 it’s hard not to wonder what it means for us as a species. In the future, will public sidewalks be dotted with as many “Don’t

Claire Hannum / January 26, 2014

Here’s How Scary An Emoji Would Look In Real Life, In Case You Were Wondering

A brilliant ad campaign about the dangers of internet predators shows us who could be lurking on the other side of those oh-so-quaint emoji that we love to send back and forth. A nonprofit called Innocence en Danger, which combats childhood sexual abuse, created the campaign. The images are meant to spread awareness to parent…

Claire Hannum / January 17, 2014

A Phone Fell Into A River And Two People Died Trying To Get It Back (Yes, Really)

Apparently, we haven’t had enough people plunge into massive bodies of water for the sake of their phones yet — it’s happened again. This time, though, the story isn’t quite so funny. Earlier this week, 26-year-old Ken Hoang fell into the frigid Chicago River while trying to retrieve his phone, which he dropped on the ice. His two…

Claire Hannum / January 15, 2014

Hate Your Job? This App Will Send A Breakup Text To Your Boss

Technology! Ain’t it grand? A new app called Quit Your Job will, yes, quit your job for you and it will do the whole thing via text. Seriously.

Claire Hannum / January 14, 2014

Facepalm: Woman Was So Engrossed In Facebook That She Walked Right Off A Pier

A woman in Melbourne, Australia, got so caught up on Facebook on her phone this week that she walked right off a pier and into the water. The tourist was so engrossed in her newsfeed that she forgot where she was and kept on meandering right off the edge of St. Kilda Pier and into…

Claire Hannum / December 19, 2013

Former ESPN Editor Warns Son To Get Texts Proving Consent To Sex

Never have sex with a girl unless she’s sent you a text that proves the sexual relationship is consensual beforehand.  And it’s a good idea to even follow up any sexual encounter with a tasteful text message saying how you both enjoyed being with one another — even if you never plan on hooking u…

Jessica Wakeman / November 27, 2013
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