texting

7 Tips For Sexting Someone You Barely Know

The courtship process used to be a lot simpler. You used to cruise around in a Firebird and girls would be there, and then there’d be something called heavy petting,…

Cracked | March 26, 2011 - 2:00 pm

Dear Wendy: “Am I An Attention Whore?”

My boyfriend and I have been seeing each other for three months, and currently live together. I’m just gonna cut to the chase here: he’s not good about replying to…

Wendy Atterberry | February 9, 2011 - 12:00 pm

Ladies, Beware The Text-lationship!

About a month ago I was waiting in line at the grocery store when I spotted a hot guy standing behind me. I made a joke about how slow the…

Beth Ames | November 23, 2010 - 2:00 pm

Girl Talk: How Instant Messenger Ruined My Friendship

I have a cautionary tale for you about the perils of using instant messenger or text messaging, those convenient communication tools that make reading emotions, intent, and sarcasm difficult in…

Annika Harris | October 20, 2010 - 3:30 pm

Getting Textual: Teens Send More Than 3,000 Texts A Month

Teens: step away from the cell phone. According to new data from Nielson, teens send an average of 3,339 texts PER MONTH. At the same time, voice calling is on…

Julie Gerstein | October 19, 2010 - 5:10 pm

18 Reasons Not To Text Him Back

I got my first text from this guy I’ve liked forever. Finally, after years of subtly dangling the carrot that is moi, he started running for the bait. But what…

Simcha | September 22, 2010 - 4:00 pm

Leaving The Country? Saudi Arabia May Text Message Your Male Guardian

Imagine if every time you left the country — for a vacation, for college, for a new job — you needed permission from your father, brother or husband.

Jessica Wakeman | August 5, 2010 - 8:15 pm

What Can Texting Underpants Do For You?

These “SIMsystem” (stands for Smart Incontinence Management) underpants are awesome in oh so many ways. Developed for use in nursing homes, they send a text message to nurses when a…

Erin Flaherty | April 2, 2010 - 6:45 pm

What Is “Mexting” And Why Will It Make You Fart?

So you’ve “sexted,” but have you “mexted”? Mexting is a didn’t-exist-until-it-was-invented-yesterday phenomenon where you snap sexually provocative photos of Mexican food on your cell phone camera.

Parents, are…

Jessica Wakeman | March 10, 2010 - 7:20 pm

Dating Don’ts: Know Your Textiquette

Texting has become as ubiquitous as the cell phones that birthed them, but what is it doing to our love lives? Can you imagine what a different movie “Casablanca” would…

Judy McGuire | September 24, 2009 - 1:00 pm

“That’s Not Cool”: A Very Cool Website For Teens In The Digital Era

Gossip is to high school as dry kindling is to fire—it doesn’t take much for things to get heated. And now with technology and the internet, we can only imagine…

Leonora Epstein | September 23, 2009 - 12:40 pm

The World’s Most Over-The-Top PSA Warns Not To Text And Drive

Remember those drunk driving PSAs we were forced to watch in Driver’s Ed? The plot was usually the same—a friend is at the funeral of a friend who was…

Ami Angelowicz | August 20, 2009 - 6:10 pm

Crazy Emails From A Girlfriend Gone Mad

I think most of us at some point in our lives have sent an email or text in the heat of an angry moment that we later regretted.

Wendy Atterberry | August 11, 2009 - 6:10 pm

Get Your Ph.D. In Textology

What’s the craziest, weirdest text message you’ve ever received? I know I have a bunch of zingers. There’s the buddy who sends me a random text message every six months…

Ami Angelowicz | August 7, 2009 - 4:50 pm

Girl Talk: Why EChem is Just Not Enough

I heart words and communication. This includes emails, text messages, Gchat, Blackberry Messenger, iChat — the works. I am a sucker for a well-crafted email or a witty text message.

Ami Angelowicz | July 22, 2009 - 1:00 pm

Teen Text Walks, Falls Into A Manhole

A 15-year-old New York girl found out that walking and texting can be just as dangerous as driving while texting. Alexa Longueira was strolling down the street and paying more…

Zandile Blay | July 13, 2009 - 6:00 pm

Blind Dates And Texting Don’t Mix — Or Do They?

Over at Double X, there’s this truly hilarious essay by Kelly Seal, who explains how she found herself apologizing to someone she was supposed to go on a date with,…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | July 8, 2009 - 1:20 pm

How To Cheat Without Using Modern Technology

You would think that with all the different advancements in communication having an affair would be easier. Not so, according to a survey by Telstra Corp, a dominant phone company…

Annika Harris | June 24, 2009 - 4:30 pm

America’s Next Top Texter

I’m the world’s slowest text messager. So I’m pretty darn impressed by the contestants who took part in LG’s third annual U.S. National Texting Championship on Tuesday. More than 250,000…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com | June 17, 2009 - 2:20 pm