texting

SMS ILU

The Route of a Text Message, a Love Story

The surprisingly complex journey a text message takes every time we hit 'send.'
Scott B. Weingart
2.22.19
big telecom

Verizon Says It Won’t Increase Fees on Education App After All

The telecom company responded to criticism from teachers and parents saying it will waive the new text message fees for this specific use.
Kaleigh Rogers
1.17.19
Verizon

Verizon Is Making It Harder for Teachers to Contact Students Who Don’t Have Smartphones

Verizon’s new fees on app to phone long code messages was designed to counter robotexts, not stop teachers from assigning homework.
Kaleigh Rogers
1.14.19
Let's Just Be Friends

I Tried Being BFFs With an AI

For a week, at least.
Tallie Gabriel
8.8.17
it's the little things

The Capital Letter Lie

How your friends know where you are before you tell them.
Louise Matsakis
7.28.17
art on demand

Text San Francisco’s Modern Art Museum and It Will Respond With Art

You don’t quite always know what you’ll receive.
Louise Matsakis
7.10.17
News

Canadian Police Are Texting Potential Murder Witnesses

And maybe the killer themselves.
Jordan Pearson
10.26.16
Art

A Teen Proposed a Hijab Emoji Because She Just Wanted One that Looked Like Her

Unicode has been moving to make emojis more diverse and inclusive.
Kaleigh Rogers
9.13.16
Facebook

Tech-Savvy Teens Have Worse IRL Social Skills, But the Kids Are Alright

A new study finds tech-savvy teens bad at IRL romance, but what questions aren’t we asking?
Alana Levinson
7.10.16
Sex

Will One of These New Emojis Replace the Eggplant as the Dick Symbol?

Baguettes, cucumbers, and hotdogs could all give the eggplant a run for its money.
Kaleigh Rogers
6.8.16
emoji

The 72 New Emoji, Ranked

The definitive, arbitrary ranking of the latest additions to our pictorial vocabularies.
Emanuel Maiberg
6.5.16
Emojis

Unicode Should Take a Hint from Paleontologists When Designing Dinosaur Emojis

Dinosaur emojis present an excellent opportunity to get up to date on dino anatomy.
Becky Ferreira
5.15.16
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