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The Dot Dot Dot Effect

Sarah Kwong | Posted 23.11.2014 | UK Tech
Sarah Kwong

The three little words turned into three little dots. Ellipses, brought to us by iPhones. There was a time when we didn't feel like immediacy was required to live as normal human beings. That time has long gone. We have such a desire to be tuned in at every turn, that just seeing those dots, ergo knowing someone is replying, sends our brains into overdrive.

This App Lets You Take Back Those Messages You Regret

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 04.09.2014 | UK Tech

Ansa is a messaging app that lets you delete messages even after they've been sent providing the perfect solution to those early morning texts that ev...

This Is What Happens When You Accidentally Sext Your Dad

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Tech

An American woman has become an instant internet celebrity after she accidentally sent her father a naked picture - and live-tweeted the aftermath. ...

You Won't Believe How This Shocking Anti-Texting Advert Ends

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK Tech

If you still need to be convinced that texting while driving is a bad idea, this might be the thing to put you over the edge. Volkswagen recently u...

The World Has A New Text Message Champion

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.05.2014 | UK Tech

The world has a new fastest text message wrangler - step forward Mr Marcel Fernandes. The 16-year-old Brazilian has set an official Guinness World ...

WATCH: What Happens When Private Texts Get Sent To The Wrong Person

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

We all know nothing says intimacy and romance like texting. However, when the well thought-out message goes out to pull on the heartstrings of you...

Why I Won't Date Guys Who Lol

Georgina Barnard | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Georgina Barnard

As long as I've got a connection with a person, they make me laugh and well, you know, I fancy them, then it's all go. I do, however, have one absolute deal-breaker - something which has the potential to turn me off a man like wildfire I can't date a guy with bad grammar and I could never, ever, date someone who says lol.

Relationship Advice: The Dos And Don'ts Of Texting While Dating

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

In today's world of emoticons and abbreviations, it's easy to get lost in translation when it comes to texting your date or potential love interest. ...

Lost: One Phone.
Found: One Moron

Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK Tech

So you get a text message, you look at your phone and you see it's from your friend. "Hi," it says. "I found your friend's phone." That's when y...

Texting While Walking Can Be Dangerous, Scientists Pointlessly Report

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

Texting on the move affects the way people walk and may expose them to danger, according to new research. Writing texts while walking can alter pos...

Number Of Text Messages Sent In UK Falls For The First Time Ever

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

The number of text messages sent in the UK has fallen - for the first time ever. Deloitte's annual technology predictions report said that just 145...

Sexting DOES Lead To Sex Among Teens, Study Finds

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Teenage students who sext are more likely to engage in other sexual behaviours, a breaking study has found, following a decision by Eton College to ba...

The Harm Caused by Nuisance Calls and Texts

Peter Tutton | Posted 28.12.2013 | UK Tech
Peter Tutton

These types of calls and messages have the potential to cause serious harm. Our research shows that 3.2 million British adults have been left afraid to answer the phone as a result of unsolicited marketing calls and text messages.

Finally, A Product That Lets You Text And Drive!

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.09.2013 | UK Comedy

Are you tired of texting and driving? Is hiding it from the police annoying - and hard? Then you'll love the new 'Text & Drive'! (Via Pleated Je...

Maddie And Nicola Investigate TU Go App from O2

Sarah Bostock | Posted 23.08.2013 | UK Tech

Beware that if you download O2's latest mobile app, there's a chance others might want to steal your phone! When intrepid reporters Nicola and Mad...

8 Embarrassing Texts Sent To The Wrong Person

Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.10.2013 | UK Tech

Ever sent a text to the wrong person? We've all done it. But usually the results aren't so life-endingly awful they make it into a Huffington Post vid...

Mobile Phone Use by Many Is Outrageously Rude

Liberty Forrest | Posted 17.09.2013 | UK Tech
Liberty Forrest

What the hell did people do before emails and texting and mobiles anyway? Do you think everyone shrivelled up and died when they went to visit someone for a couple of hours and people couldn't get in touch with them?

UK and USA Government Bodies Join the Fight Against SMS Spam

Neil Cook | Posted 12.08.2013 | UK Tech
Neil Cook

It is good to see the ICO using its power to issue a monetary penalty for a serious breach of the regulations in regards to SMS spam for the first time, and it is nice to know that they are looking at three other companies, but regulation on its own is simply not the answer.

LOOK: Text Prank Causes Mayhem Among Couples

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.05.2013 | UK Comedy

There are pranks - and there are pranks which could put your relationship at risk. This, ladies and gentlemen, is one of the latter. It comes c...

Is This The Death Of Texting?

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 28.06.2013 | UK Tech

Mobile instant messaging has overtaken SMS texting for the first time. According to a report by Informa, messages sent using services such as iMess...

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.

Drnuk Txteing

Rohan Banerjee | Posted 16.03.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Rohan Banerjee

We've all been there, a few more drinks than we'd planned, sitting on either flank of a depleting dance floor, nursing the shards of what little dignity we have left. Crestfallen, we take out our phone and in a drunken haze start to scroll through our contacts list.

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)

How King Henry VIII Influenced 21st Century Dating

Nicholas Ferroni | Posted 18.01.2013 | Home
Nicholas Ferroni

Everyone knows him by name and by horrible song; King Henry VIII is one of the most iconic figures in all of history. Whether it's the fact that he married his dead older brother's wife, Catherine, or that he wanted a divorce so badly he started his own church, Henry's a trailblazer in many ways.

Text Tracey

Gia Marie Barbera | Posted 03.01.2013 | UK Entertainment
Gia Marie Barbera

How did you turn 90,000 Text messages into art? "I made it into an art form as they became small facets of my life which I wanted to document and store forever and by making pieces of art with them it gave the 'throw away sentiments' a greater longevity. It also allowed me to explore into an academic side of what was when I began a new technology".