Texting

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".

One In Five See Family For 'Less Than An Hour A Day'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 21.08.2012 | UK

One in five people spend less than an hour a day at home with their families, relying on phones to keep in contact because of the demands of their job...

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.

'Forget Cyberbullying, Texting At Night Is The Real Concern'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 08.06.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Texting late at night is worse for children than watching television as it disrupts children's sleep and memory cycle and hinders learning, a leading ...

People More Likely To Admit Guilty Secrets By Text (Rather Than Phone)

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 17.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle

According to a new study to be presented this week at the annual meeting of the American Association for Public Opinion Research, prophets of doom may...

WATCH: Texting Man Surprised By Massive Bear

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 01.06.2012 | UK Comedy

Here in Britain, stories of 600lb bears strolling down the street are relatively unheard of - but in California, well, occasionally some pretty crazy ...

Whoops! Teen's Text Backfires

PA | Posted 15.05.2012 | UK

A teenager thought it would be funny to text a random phone number saying she had hidden a body, but the joke backfired. The number texted by the 1...