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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 parents about sexual predators and just how easily they can reach out to kids. Message received, those pictures are terrifying. [GizmodoInnocence en Danger]

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

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 friends, a 23-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman, walked onto the ice to try to pull him out of the river, only to fall in themselves. Keep reading »

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

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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.

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

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 Port Phillip Bay. Luckily, someone nearby saw this go down and alerted authorities who were able to rescue her. It seemed like the woman did not know how to swim, but thankfully, she wasn’t hurt. Oh, and her phone was fine too, because she didn’t let go of the damn thing through the entire episode. Keep reading »

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

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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 up again.

This is the advice of Roxanne Jones, founding editor of ESPN The Magazine, in an op-ed on CNN.com about what she teaches her college-aged son as he navigates the sexual waters of university life. She continues:

Crazy, I know, but I’ve actually been encouraging my son and his friends to use sexting — minus the lewd photos — to protect themselves from being wrongly accused of rape. Because just as damning text messages and Facebook posts helped convict the high-schoolers in Steubenville of rape, technology can also be used to prove innocence.

In other words, Jones teaches her son that women cry rape all the time and he should protect himself from false accusations of sexual assault with inadmissable evidence, like a text message.

The only problem with this little plan is, well, everything. Keep reading »

A How-To Guide To Using Emojis In Your Dating Life

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A How-To Guide To Using Emojis In Your Dating Life

Now that any online dating experience will eventually escalate to mobile messaging (whether What’s App, iMessage, or How About We’s app), it’s not enough to have mastered the English language. We live in an emoji world now. Originally added to iOS for Japanese teenagers, the diverse set of smileys is now used by people of all ages around the world. Emojis can function as avoidance, word substitution, or whimsy. But just as you choose your words carefully, you wouldn’t want to fling the octopus symbol around with abandon. Your latest Tinder match might assume you’ve got a fetish.

In his New York Times column, Nick Bilton recounted his friend’s emoji mishap, in which the woman involved would type flirtatious messages via emoji (the flamenco dancer, a martini) and her male counterpart responded with the thumbs-up icon. While the guy thought he was responding positively, the girl assumed she was being prodded into the friend zone. Some emojis are ambiguous, and they should be used with awareness of the situation. Our brief guide: Keep reading »

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