Texting Articles

Ever Accidentally Sexted A Family Member? You’re Not Alone
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Sexting has been around for hundreds of years, but it has just exploded in our day and age. Since basically everyone carries around a mobile device, the large majority of which are equipped with some sort of camera, the impulse …

Fighting Diabetes Via Text Messaging Fighting Diabetes Via Text Messaging

One of the best uses of technology isn’t when some pressed-pants goon comes out and dazzles the technorati with another gadget that they’ve convinced themselves that they need. It’s when someone (or a group of someones) manage to find an …

Texting-Only “E-Lane” Makes Light of Distracted Walkers

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania has become the first city to initiate a groundbreaking program tackling the issue of distracted walking. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the E-Lane. “Philadelphia is the city of firsts. On April 1st 2012, the world again …

Woman Falls Off Pier While Texting, Warns Others
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We all know that texting while driving is a dangerous combination, even though, as you can see while stopped at a light, many drivers are involved on their phones. Now, texting while walking may be hazardous to your health as …

Teen Texting Is On The Rise [STUDY] Teen Texting Is On The Rise [STUDY]

Texting by teens is on the rise, and has far outpaced voice calling, according to a recent study. Text messages have become the dominant form of communication between teens and nearly everyone – both friends and parents. According to Pew …

Toilet Texting and You [Infographic]

How many of you take your smartphone with you when you go to the bathroom? How many of you text while relieving yourself? Don’t lie, because if the upcoming infographic is true, a lot more of you do than don’t. …

U.S. Calls for Ban on Mobile Devices While Driving
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The U.S. Department of Transportation has encouraged automakers to design devices that would block the use of mobile devices while a vehicle is moving. The plan extends to texting, the dialing of 10-digit phone numbers, the keying in of address …

SmokefreeTXT Helps You Quit Smoking With Encouraging Texts SmokefreeTXT Helps You Quit Smoking With Encouraging Texts
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If there is one simple truth that everyone who has ever picked up a cigarette knows, it’s this: quitting is a huge pain in the ass. Anyone who has ever attempted and failed can attest to that, and everyone who …

Texting: The Preferred Communication Of Liars Texting: The Preferred Communication Of Liars

You can take two important things from a recent study on honesty in communications. One, you really are more likely to lie in a text and two, that person you lied to is going to be incredibly pissed that you …

Nielsen Study: Teen Mobile Data Usage Up Over 250% Nielsen Study: Teen Mobile Data Usage Up Over 250%

Nielsen has released the results of a study into mobile phone usage by various age groups. While the study shows a rise in data usage across the board, the greatest increase was in the 13-17 age group. In the third …

Did the BlackBerry Outage Save Lives? Did the BlackBerry Outage Save Lives?
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Last week BlackBerry users from across the globe experienced outages with their service. Some of the reported problems included: accessing the web, using BlackBerry messenger, roaming in Europe, and even accessing their email. It was later found out that a …

Twitter and Texting, the Poetry of a Generation Twitter and Texting, the Poetry of a Generation

Carol Ann Duffy is an acclaimed Scottish poet responsible for dozens of well-respected collections. In 2009, she was appointed Britain’s poet laureate, making her the first woman to ever hold the position. And she thinks that Twitter and text messaging …

Pinger Says Germany Is 1st Stop in Taking Free Texting Global Pinger Says Germany Is 1st Stop in Taking Free Texting Global

Since texting is one of the most common functions on mobile devices these days, it’s no wonder that free texting applications have become extremely popular. Those of us in the U.S. have become accustomed to these abilities, but unfortunately, people in other countries have not been so lucky, until now.

Future iPhones to Include Speech-To-Text and Text-To-Speech? Future iPhones to Include Speech-To-Text and Text-To-Speech?
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Ever been in a loud room and unable to understand your friend over the phone? What if they could instead convert their voice communication to a text? This may be possible on upcoming iOS devices, according to a new Apple …

Corona Launches Text Campaign To Raise Money For Cancer Cure

 Corona is launching a new text donation campaign to help The V Foundation for Cancer Research raise money for a cancer cure.

 Starting March 1 through April 5, the “Find a Cure” text donation campaign invites people to text “DontGiveUp” to 85944 to donate $5 to The V Foundation, with all of the money going to fund cancer research.

Texting Bans Not Reducing Car Accidents

States that have laws banning texting while driving are not seeing a reduction in the number of accidents, according to a new study by the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI).

In fact, such bans are associated with a slight increase in the frequency of insurance claims filed under collision coverage for damage to vehicles in crashes. This finding is based on comparisons of claims in 4 states before and after texting ban, compared with patterns of claims in nearby states.

Fewer Teens Concerned About Texting While Driving
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Even with academic research indicating the consequences of texting while driving can be as dangerous as drunk driving, some teens don’t see it that way, according to a new survey conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of State Farm.

Among 14-17 years olds who intend to have or already have a driver’s license, the survey found 36 percent strongly agree that if they regulary text and drive it could lead to a fatality. In contrast, more than half (55%) of teens strongly agree that drinking while driving could be fatal.

Americans Have A Love-Hate Relationship With Their Cell Phones
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Texting by American adults has increased significantly over the past year, but still does not approach the level of text messages exchanged by young people, according to a new report from Pew Internet & American Life Project.

Nearly three quarters (72%) of adult cell phone users send and receive text messages now, up from 65 percent in September 2009. The majority (87%) of teen cell users text. Teens text 50 messages a day on average, five times more than the typical 10 text messages sent and received by adults per day.

State Farm Launches Android Widget To Prevent Distracted Driving
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State Farm Insurance said today it will release an Android widget on Monday, August 23, aimed at reducing the problem of distracted driving.

The “On the Move” widget allows Android users to write and preload customized messages that can be sent as automated responses to incoming text messages. The service if free to anyone with an Android smartphone.

Adults And Teens Equally Likely To Text While Driving
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American adults are just as likely to have texted while driving as teenagers and are significantly more likely than teens to have talked on their cell phones while driving, according to a new report from the Pew Internet & American Life Project.

More than a quarter (27%) of American adults say they have texted while driving, about the same proportion as the number of teens (26%) who say they have texted while driving.

Text Phishing Attacks See Big Drop In Q1

Text-to-phone phishing attacks saw significant a drop in the first quarter of 2010, decreasing 62 percent compared to the previous quarter, according to a new report from security firm Internet Identity (IID).

Even with the drop, the number of credit unions being spoofed in text-to-phone cases stayed the same, meaning these organizations were the most targeted by industry. In these attacks, cyber criminals impersonate companies by text message and try to get people to call a fake interactive voice response (IVR) system designed to steal account information.