Your phone doesn’t even need to ping for you to be distracted. Here’s how to reclaim your focus.
As well as abuse, many Australian have also experienced threats of harm and harassing behaviour.
This episode will reinforce the opinion of some Liberals that Joyce has proved a liability to the government (just as they expected).
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There are key ethical questions journalists must ask themselves - and be able to answer - in situations such as this.
The idea seems to make sense: if the system can predict your intended word before you type it, this should save you time. But that’s not necessarily the case.
Crude text scams, sent en masse, only have to work a handful of times to make criminals significant sums of cash.
You just got another – yes, another – political text message.
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Mobile phones across the country are buzzing nonstop with text notifications from both presidential campaigns. A scholar of campaign communications explains why.
No longer do we need to talk with shop assistants, receptionists, bus drivers or even coworkers, we simply engage with a screen to communicate whatever it is we want to say.
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People should be a bit more careful when signing off their emails and text messages. Not everyone wants a kiss.
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 of the exhibition is a space in which 20 people are squeezed into a small room…
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…