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Probably the worst part about all the great technology we use to communicate with one another is the ability it gives us not to communicate with one another. Rarely will a text message accomplish what a conversation can. Which is why you should never, ever, not ever break up with somebody via text message. (There are a few possible exceptions to this rule.)
You spend all this time taking the most strategic and appealing photos of yourself, to send to...whomever is in your life to get them, but what if you don't want to give too much away too early?
Text messaging is arguably the most casual form of communication available. Back when we all first starting texting on our dumbphones, the sort of shorthand style that developed was perfectly reasonable. Why strain to type out full words when a universally understood abbreviation could do the job just as well?
Even with iMessages, BBM, Google Talk, and the other mobile IM clients out there, most of us still use plain old SMS text messages to do the bulk of our, well, texting. MySMS is a new service that gives texting a lot of the benefits of higher tech forms of communication.
TimeHop is a curious thing — it's the purest form of the stupid internet faux nostalgia phenomenon. But it's also a lot of mindless, sentimental fun, a snapshot of your (digital) life a year ago. Now it reads your texts.
The safest way to avoid anything embarrassing escaping into the open is to not take them at all. But if you can't help yourself, you should be armed with the proper tools to practise safe sexting. Snapchat is an iPhone app which will automatically delete picture messages you send to friends seconds after they view it.
Teens today! What are they even saying on those new-fangled computer phones? LOL, amirite? Parents just can't keep up with all those crazy indecipherable abbreviations swift-thumbed kids are tapping at every hour of the day. Good thing this handy primer of 92 commonly text terms exists. If only it weren't packed with phrases no one's ever heard of.
In Belgium, a non-profit organisation called Responsible Young Drivers told people taking their driving test that they had to prove themselves "able to use a mobile phone while driving" as part of their driving test, which meant they had to avoid an obstacle while texting and driving at the same time. As you can imagine, the tests don't end well.