Text Messaging

Are You an X Offender? How Many Kisses Do We Need on a Text Message?

The Guyliner | Posted 10.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Guyliner

Few things are as mind-numbingly political, stupid and awkward than the simple 'x'. Not the one that marks the spot on a treasure map, or the one that ends the words box and fox, but the little mark of appreciation you put at the end of a text or an email to denote a kiss.

Consumers Beware: Mobile Devices Are Under Increased Attack From Spammers

Neil Cook | Posted 09.06.2013 | UK Tech
Neil Cook

Most consumers have got wise to email spam. The savvier consumer knows not to open spam mail, and immediately hits delete. However, spammers have become more creative in their spam attack methods.

A Beginner's Guide to Breaking It Off: The Text

The Guyliner | Posted 29.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
The Guyliner

Is there ever a nice way to bid adieu to an affair of the heart? Is the blow any less crushing because you have communicated it via a gift-wrapped box of (live) white doves, after an afternoon of champagne or during a shuddering orgasm? Probably not.

The Inexorable Rise of WhatsApp

Eamonn Carey | Posted 18.05.2013 | UK Tech
Eamonn Carey

Perhaps one of the most striking features of WhatsApp is that, unlike other social networks, the users are not the product for sale. The company's founders are vehemently opposed to the idea of introducing any type of advertising onto the platform. You pay to use WhatsApp.

18 Billion WhatsApp Messages Sent On New Year's Eve

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 05.03.2013 | UK Tech

Anyone who's seen the iOS app store chart knows that the mobile messaging service WhatsApp is popular. But did you know how popular? According t...

Happy 20th Birthday SMS

Jorgen Nilsson | Posted 01.02.2013 | UK Tech
Jorgen Nilsson

And so, it was the 3 December, 1992, when the first ever text message was sent, by 22-year-old British engineer Neil Papworth. On this day, Neil marked his place in the history books, revolutionising communication as we know it today, all by sending a text message that read "Happy Christma" (the 's' was missed off)

Texts Reveal Cameron Rides Clegg Like A Horse

The Daily Mash | Posted 05.11.2012 | UK Comedy

INTIMATE texts between David Cameron and Rebekah Brooks have revealed that the Prime Minister canters around Number 10 on Nick Clegg’s back. In t...

Spell It Out: The Many Shades of English Spelling

Annie Martirosyan | Posted 23.01.2014 | Home
Annie Martirosyan

'Spell It Out' is more than a reader-friendly, comprehensible and comprehensive story of the history and evolvement of English spelling - Professor Crystal gives practical advice in Teaching Appendix as well as throughout the book.

WATCH: Text Spammers Fined £250k Over Nuisance Messages

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 01.10.2012 | UK

Two super spammers, who sent millions of nuisance texts "that blatantly break the law" to people claimed they were owed personal injury compensation o...

Ex-Factor: Max George Accused Of Explicit Texting Behind Keegan's Back

WENN | Posted 22.07.2012 | Home

Who's been a bad boy? The Wanted's Max George has been accused of sending explicit texts to his ex-girlfriend while he was in a relationship with Coro...

Why Do We Still Love SMS?

Graham Jones | Posted 18.07.2012 | UK Tech
Graham Jones

We send a text to say 'I love you', to send reminders, or just to chat. But what are the deeper meanings behind our text habits? How do men and women differ when communicating, why is texting so popular with teens and why do we still love it 20 years after its conception?

Generation Text: Only Demanding Divas Pick Up the Phone

Helen Croydon | Posted 16.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Helen Croydon

Some manners at last. Texting is far more polite than calling.

Has Texting Overtaken Talking?

PA | Posted 18.07.2012 | UK Tech

Text messaging is now the most popular form of daily communication between British adults, new figures show. After years of increased use, the amou...