Netiquette 101: Things You Should Never Send Via Text

We’re texting more than ever, and, like society, the texts themselves are getting worse and worse. Read on to learn just how terrible silent cell phone users are these days, and the five texts that should never traverse that satellite-banked arc from your hands to the eyes of another.

1. “I think we should see other people.”

Yes, breaking up is hard. But shooting over a one-way missive to deliver the news for you? It’s supremely cruel, because it leaves the other person cocking his or her head withFred Willard-esque histrionics and asking, “Hey, wha’ happened?” If you went on enough dates to call this person your boyfriend or girlfriend, he or she deserves at least a call.

2. “Will you marry me?”

Can we please consider marriage proposals one of the few remaining bastions of old-fashioned romance, free from the lackadaisical pall that technology has cast over everything? Unless you’ve rigged some clever feat that ties in the nerdy way you met, your phone should be put away, your knee should be on the pavement, and your hands should be clutching a ring, not picking a ringtone.

3. “We’re thinking about going to Shortstop later but Aiden is still napping & Mona was talking abt having ppl over for a cookout. IDK if I want to be out in the heat tho since I’m still hungo from Bosco’s pirate party thing last night. Are you and Weeds still… [1 of 2]”

4. “…wandering around the park or did you want to do something later? Hit me up if you see this before 10. Gonna go pass out for a while. [2 of 2]”

Our rule of (red, raw, overused) thumb: If your text is longer than two sentences and it demands a response other than a simple yes or no, just hit Call. You’ll save everyone a little time and a lot of confusion.

5. [a photo of your junk]

Leave something to the imagination, folks.

Were you amused or annoyed with this post? Are you doing any of these things? Tell us what other things should never be sent via text!

Source: CNN

Image: Mobiles Korner

Study: Women Drive Romance

A study of mobile phone calls suggests that women call their spouse more than any other person.

The study has been published in the journal Scientific Reports. It also shows that men call their spouse most often for the first seven years of their relationship. They then shift their focus to other friends. According to the study’s co-author, Professor Robin Dunbar of Oxford University, UK, the investigation shows that pair-bonding is much more important to women than men.

“It’s the first really strong evidence that romantic relationships are driven by women,” he told BBC News. “It’s they who make the decision and once they have made their mind up, they just go for the poor bloke until he keels over and gives in!”

Prof Dunbar also claims that the findings suggest that human societies are moving away from a patriarchy back to a matriarchy. This kind of anthropological study is normally very difficult to do because it is hard for researchers to get such a big picture of people’s lives. But by looking at an at an extremely large mobile phone database, they were able to track these changes extremely accurately.

The researchers say that a woman’s social world is intensely focussed on one individual and will shift as a result of reproductive interests from being the mate to children and grandchildren. According to Prof Dunbar, the data suggests that “at root the important relationships are those between women and not those between men”.

“Men’s relationships are too casual. They often function at a high level in a political sense, of course; but at the end of the day, the structure of society is driven by women, which is exactly what we see in primates,” he explains.

Do you agree that women rather than men create more drive and stability in a relationship? Share with us your views and experiences!

Source: BBC News

Image: The Times of India