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Are Sane Adults Allowed To Ever Use ;) ?

You probably haven’t regularly used smileys since your middle school days, when modems screeched and President Clinton rained ordnance against Bosnian war criminals. You’ve grown up since then, but the ;) has remained inert, a relic of type. In our new modern age, is it ever OK to drop a smiley?


How Hollywood Is Making Texting Look Dramatic

We all increasingly rely on non-verbal forms of communication — email, IM, texting — to let people know what’s going on in our lives. That’s great for us, but it’s causing headaches in Hollywood when it comes to creating drama.


Horrible Grammar In Text Messages Could Be A Sign Of A Stroke

In the rankings of where you need to use proper grammar and spelling, text messages has to be in the neighbourhood of last place. It’s because texts are a mindless, quick, short form of communication. But maybe writing poor word-vomit texts points to something larger… like having a stroke. That’s what some doctors have found. And they’re calling it dystexia.


Sending Secret Encrypted Text Messages On Your IPhone Just Got Easier

One thing your iPhone could be better at: sending secret encrypted messages (aka for sexting and/or illicit relationships). The regular messages app leaves everything hanging out in the open! Text Fortress is an app that encrypts the messages you send and locks them down so only the person you sent it to, can see it.


Texting While Driving Hands-Free Is Still Very Unsafe, Says Science

California just passed a law that says drivers are free to text and email while they drive, as long as they’re doing it by voice. Sounds safer, right? Not exactly, according to quite a bit of research.


We've Known Texting Was Going To Destroy Conversation For Over A Century

If you’ve ever thought “man, texting is really ruining verbal communication” stop right now, before you start feeling like you’ve had an original thought. People were thinking the same thing about the telegraph in 1906.


SMS Could Save Endangered Animals In Kenya

Kenya has a lot of beautiful, rare animals, but unfortunately a lot of people are keen to kill them, and sell bits of them for money. Kenya’s got a new plan to try to keep those poachers in check though, and it’s good old-fashioned text messaging.


Rumourmodo: Facebook Launching Its Own Snapchat-Style App

Facebook is apparently testing its own version of an app which resembles Snapchat, the messaging software which allows users to send “disposable” photographs to each other.


Snapchat Now Self-Destructs Sexy Messages In Under 10 Seconds

The safe sexting app that automatically deletes pictures you send to friends a few seconds after they view it has added something that could get a lot raunchier: videos. Yep, Snapchat does video now. You can record a video up to 10 seconds long and send it to your Snapchat friends. They can only watch it once before it self-destructs into porny oblivion after a few seconds.


Snapchat For Video Is Coming

When Snapchat emerged as the optimal way to send other people sexy photographs of yourself, it was only a matter of time until someone made an identical app for video. Vidburn is that app. It’s coming soon.


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