Texting

Keep It In Your Pants. Your Phone, That Is

Karen Cleveland | Posted 07.17.2014 | Canada Living
Karen Cleveland

The survey showed that respondents overwhelmingly admit to using their smartphone to tune someone out, or to avoid conversation. Fully 75 per cent of people said they purposefully use their smartphone to tune people out and nearly a third (30 per cent) even admitted to doing so on the day they were surveyed.

Be Honest: Do You Throw Texter Tantrums?

Debra Macleod | Posted 08.06.2014 | Canada Living
Debra Macleod

The adult temper tantrum is alive and well. Although it takes many unpleasant forms, one of the most common is what I call a "texter tantrum." Not a week goes by that I don't have a client hold up a cell phone and say, "Look at what my partner has been saying to me!"

The 10-Second Text That Made Someone's Day

Taslim Jaffer | Posted 01.27.2014 | Canada Living
Taslim Jaffer

The text I received a few minutes later nearly exploded through my handheld and enveloped me in OMGs, thanks yous and plenty of exclamation marks. Reading her words, "You SOOOO just made my day!" planted a huge smile on my face. I imagined my friend's face had a similar expression. Not bad for a 10-second text, eh?

Civility at Work Is Over, But Productivity Is Through the Roof!

r/ally | Posted 12.11.2013 | Canada Business
r/ally

We may be institutionalizing rudeness, but increasingly it's the only productive way to work. Time to get past our misgivings about being rude and determine the proper etiquette of managing multiple conversations, on multiple devices all at once.

Corporate Conundrum: To Text or not to Text?

Sue Jacques | Posted 11.24.2013 | Canada Alberta
Sue Jacques

Welcome to Corporate Conundrums, a weekly column providing practical advice for readers who need help dealing with workplace challenges. From handling incivility and unprofessionalism to learning how to how to work with a jerk, no topic is off-limits.

There's a Time to Text and a Time to Talk

Nancy A. Shenker | Posted 07.16.2013 | Canada Living
Nancy A. Shenker

So many people are hiding these days behind their devices, using efficiency and speed as just one of the many excuses to avoid direct communication. I don't purport to be the Emily Post of digital etiquette, but the following are times when some form of more intimate and potentially interactive communication may be preferable to their smart phone or tablet equivalent.

Sticky Situation: 20 "Textiquette" Guidelines

Julie Blais Comeau | Posted 07.02.2013 | Canada Living
Julie Blais Comeau

When invited to give a business etiquette workshop, managers now request that I include a texting activity. We review the dos and don'ts of this casual mode of communication that can, quickly and permanently, tarnish a company's, or an employee's, reputation. Here are 20 business "textiquette" guidelines to keep your interactions positive and interruption free.

Efficiency Shouldn't Win Out Over Etiquette

Karen Cleveland | Posted 05.12.2013 | Canada Living
Karen Cleveland

Send those thank you emails. Send them liberally and sincerely. While efficiency is key, particularly in a business capacity, I also appreciate doing business with nice people. Kindness and thoughtfulness go a long way in building and maintaining relationships, a distance that efficiency alone cannot.

SavvyMom Roundup: Kid President, Valentine's Day Cards, Conrad Black and More

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 04.05.2013 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

It was a busy week. We learned some lessons about text messages in my family, watched an eight year old give a great pep talk that would inspire anyone, learned that Conrad Black is back, contemplated the make-versus-buy Valentine's Day card dilemma and we read in horror about babies getting tattoos.

SavvyMom Roundup: The Pope and the Royal Fetus Joined Twitter

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 02.05.2013 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

What a week it's been. As if the holidays aren't enough, we have a royal pregnancy, papal updates and Korean music light shows. Wait, which one of those is not like the other?

Don't Let Your Teens Text Something They'll Regret

Erika Katz | Posted 02.04.2013 | Canada Living
Erika Katz

The cyber world is new territory and for now, parents must improvise when dealing with these modern obstacles to raising a teen. Between the new culture of sexting and social media sites like Facebook, teen self-worth is in danger. Here's how you can help your child navigate the cyber world.

OMG! SMS Turns 20!

CBC | Posted 12.04.2012 | Canada Business

On Dec. 3, 1992, Neil Papworth, a young software engineer in England, sent out the world's first text message. Typing on a PC — since mobile phon...

Why Email Needs a Facelift

Mitch Joel | Posted 01.13.2013 | Canada Business
Mitch Joel

For almost as long as email has existed, people have complained about getting too many emails. We celebrate inbox zero as if we just gave birth to a new child. While some lauded the arrival of the first BlackBerry, many saw it as a digital manifestation of the ball and chain that would shackle them to their office.

Teaching Your Kids Mobile Manners

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 11.19.2012 | Canada Living
Kathy Buckworth

According to a new study, 48 per cent of Canadian parents with children aged 11 and over now let their kids carry a cell phone. With a new school year well underway, this presents a new learning challenge for parents: How to teach their kids to use their cellphones appropriately. Not just from a safety perspective but from a "mobile manners" point of view as well.

Attention Getter: Stop Txting And Driving :(

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 08.17.2012 | Canada Living

Was that last txt worth it? A new and in-your-face ad campaign by UK agency Blue Hive, is sending an important, yet chilly, message: Don't text and...

Texting Tweens Lack 'GR8' Grammar

CBC | Posted 09.25.2012 | Canada Living

Text messaging shortcuts often used by tweens — children between the ages of 10 and 14 — can lead to the decline of language and grammar skills ac...

Thousands of Texts, But No Connection

Hessie Jones | Posted 08.11.2012 | Canada Living
Hessie Jones

The pervasiveness of email, text and chat has made it easy for every one of us to find a multitude of channels to communicate over great distances. We've grown dependent on these media but it has also moved us one step further away from human contact. We've lost all context and connections with our friends and families because we've insulated ourselves in these devices.

Is 78 Billion Texts Too Many?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.13.2012 | Canada Living

TORONTO - In news that probably won't surprise parents of text-obsessed teenagers, Canadians sent an average of almost 2,500 SMS messages every second...

Pls Send Txts

CP | Keven Drews, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.08.2012 | Canada Living

VANCOUVER - Some call it a universal form of English. Others argue it's most definitely ruining the language and producing a generation of illiterates...

WATCH: Woman Falls While Texting During CBC Live News Broadcast

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 02.17.2012 | Canada Living

Even live news tends to be filmed in a controlled setting, ensuring a straightforward broadcast that delivers the story. But every once in a while, th...

Teens Texting at Twilight

Ken Rabow | Posted 03.05.2012 | Canada Living
Ken Rabow

It's 8 a.m. Your teen's alarm has gone off at least five times and your knocks on the door have been responded to by grunts that could only be underst...

Are Your Fingers Lying? Texters More Likely To Be Dishonest

CP | Posted 02.19.2012 | Canada Living

VANCOUVER - People who text message are prone to becoming digital-age Pinocchios because the target of their fibs isn't present to witness their noses...

Texting: Yay Or Nay When It Comes To Your Kids?

The Huffington Post Canada | Shelley White | Posted 11.02.2011 | Canada Living

For many Canadian teens and pre-teens, texting is the choice mode of communication. While their parents may still be making phone calls and (gasp!) tr...

Facebook vs. Shakespeare: Guess Who's Winning?

The Huffington Post Canada | Martha Edwards | Posted 11.02.2011 | Canada Living

Most of us of a 'certain age' spent our high school days drowning in complicated words from authors like William Shakespeare, Mark Twain and J.D. Sali...