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Texting Produces An Entirely New Kind Of Brain Wave Pattern

A research team from the Mayo Clinic has shown that text messaging changes the rhythm of brain wave patterns in a way that’s never seen before. The discovery shows that smartphones are literally altering the way our minds work.

Google Wants To Replace SMS With A Better Messaging Platform 

Texting is long overdue for a makeover. The simple, utilitarian Short Message Service (SMS) has served our messaging needs well for more than a decade, but as our texts become increasingly crammed with photos and videos, it’s clear that SMS can no longer meet the needs of the average smartphone user. That’s where Rich Communications Services (RCS) comes in: the much-better platform that Google wants to put on your phone.

How Not To Piss People Off In A Group Text Message

It’s a shame you can’t unsubscribe from group texts. This week I was one of the recipients of a never-ending text bacchanal with a bunch of people I didn’t know. But it wasn’t fun or consensual. It was just a good reminder that we need to talk about text etiquette.

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.

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.

The Smart Way To Sext

Here we go again, talking about apps for horny people way more than usual. But that’s because there’s a new king: Snapchat. Here’s how to use it wisely.

US Carriers Unite To Create Emergency Texting Service

The four major US carriers have joined forces and agreed to create a nationwide 911 texting service. It will allow their customers to send a text message in the case of emergency rather than making a voice call.

Sexting On Snapchat Isn't As Safe As You Think

You might want to stop sending photos of your junk to other people on Snapchat. It’s not as private as you think. And it could ruin your life if you don’t know what you’re getting into.

Researchers Find SMS Vulnerability In Twitter

Twitter users who have taken the time to set up tweeting-by-SMS are putting themselves at risk of attacks where anybody can post to their account, according to a team of security researchers.

A Children's Treasury Of Texting Slang

It’s texting’s 20th birthday, and as part of the celebration, we’ve rounded up a little museum of texting slang. You may know some of it very well, you may not recognise some of it at all. You may even find the existence of some of it to be quite dubious.

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