The Risks Associated With 'Sexting' Are Greatly Overstated
A new meta-study finds little evidence sexually charged communications are a precursor to unhealthy behaviors.
The Unique Linguistic Effects of 'Laughing Out Loud'
Historically, written language has been created to represent spoken language. For the first time, that dynamic is working in the opposite direction.
OMG! In Text Messages, Punctuation Conveys Meaning
New research finds a period, or the lack of one, changes the way a text reply is interpreted.
Study: Texting Erodes Writing Skills? RU Kidding Me?
New research from two nations finds university students who text frequently have no problem switching over to formal English.
Distracted Driving Laws Are Expanding, But Many Still Miss the Point
(The point is the limits of mental multitasking.)
Study: Phone Texting Associated With Stress and Emotional Problems
A survey of first-year university students finds a link between heavy texting and poor sleeping.
OK, Maybe Joan Rivers Can Still Use It for Her Headaches ...
A look at some current research that merits a raised eyebrow or a painful grin.