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Reminder: Say No To Text Message Breakups (Of All Kinds)

Quitting your job, as with breaking up, should never be done over text message. Outgoing University of Missouri men’s basketball coach Frank Haith could certainly use a reminder: Haith just delivered his two weeks notice in a text message, reports Fox 4 KC.


The Single Worst Type Of Selfie

You have a good side and a bad side, but everyone’s bad side is a photo taken from the crotch looking up. There’s a specific type of selfie that’s taken like the photographer was holding the phone in his or her lap. They’re not ok and no one looks good from that angle. If you’re going to take a selfie, don’t make it this one.


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.


Anonymous Apps That Help You Embrace Your Inner Jerk

Everyone’s an arsehole deep down. We like to gossip, whine and complain, and talk shit. You’re wrong if you think I’m not talking about you, too. And, thanks to a new trend in anonymous apps, you have an outlet for all your rumour-spreading and bellyaching.


The Internet Doesn't Mean You Don't Have To Write Thank-You Notes

The internet has changed the rules for a lot of things to the power of 10, such as dating, buying groceries and ordering takeout. But it hasn’t changed basic manners. Meaning, you still have to write thank-you notes.


The Case For Lurking On Twitter

When Twitter announced its slow user growth last week, the company’s stock went into a tailspin. But as Herb Greenberg writes over at LinkedIn, what may be hurting the service most of all might be the common — and incorrect — assumption that to enjoy Twitter, one must tweet. Quite the contrary! Twitter’s at its best when you don’t.


Richard Sherman Gives The Best Twitter Advice You'll Ever Get

Richard Sherman is a very talented US football player, and I, like many of you, have become a fan. It’s clear that in the post-NFC championship days, he’s emerged as a divisive character. No matter your opinion, when it comes to Twitter he has some very sage advice. From a post he wrote earlier this week on the MBQ…


10 Tech Support Questions My Mum Has Asked Me (And How I Answered)

Being a tech blogger has made me the default tech support for my family. Especially for my mother. While she’s pretty savvy, all things considered, she still asks me some pretty funny questions.


Should Smilies Have Noses: The Great Emoticon Debate

Recently, the dating website Zoosk conducted a study of 4000 singles to see which online dating habits were the most conducive to finding yourself your very own sex friend. One of the most peculiar bits of info gleaned from the study, though, is that fact that profiles that used the emoticon “:-)” racked up a 13 per cent net increase in replies while the “:)” would send you into a 66 per cent decline. Never underestimate the power of a nose.


Everyone You Should Unfollow And Unfriend For 2014

There’s no better time than the new year to start afresh, and today, we ask you to turn your attention not within but without. More specifically, it’s your Twitter and Facebook friends we need to talk about. That’s right — it’s time to trim the fat.