The AOL Instant Messenger icon became so well known it was made into a plush toy.
As it closes down 20 years after launching, a look back at the key role AOL Instant Messenger played in preparing people for today's digital messaging methods.
Whether such a verdict would be handed down in Australia remains to be seen, but there are a few things we do know about cases like this one.
And you thought it just indicated the end of a sentence…
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For centuries, written communication was tinged with formality and finality. But since the emergence of casual forms like texting, using proper grammar can be fraught with misinterpretation.
It’s not the first time attempts have been made to block WhatsApp in Brazil.
It's a battle of online privacy versus a crackdown on crime, but is a total ban on the popular app, WhatsApp, the right way to go?
I drank how much more than my peers?
Excessive drinkers are more likely to seek help when their drinking habits are compared with their peers than when they are simply given the guidelines.
People with a chronic illness find it challenging to keep to their medication regime.
Patients with chronic illness need support and encouragement to take their medications. SMS messaging is a simple, cheap and seemingly effective way to keep them on track.
How not to deal with sales calls.
Is hanging-up the only way of getting rid of cold callers?
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Kids today face a variety of digital stressors –from negotiating how much communication to have with close friends to digital abuse.
Does this represent the degeneration of language? Not quite.
Don't listen to the naysayers. New ways of communicating have created a wealth of new opportunities to harness – and study – language.
What memories are you harbouring in your old handset?
During the February half term break, I took my son to the Hayward gallery to see the new Martin Creed show. The highlight…
It’s easy to see how ‘wexting’ accidents can happen.
For most of us, walking in a straight line at reasonable speed is a simple task. But watch someone texting or reading on their mobile phone and you’d be forgiven for thinking that walking is not as easy…
How come you never text me no more?
Reports this week reveal the number of text messages sent between mobile phones has fallen into decline for the first time since the service was introduced. According to figures from Deloitte, the number…