Job Interviews via Text: BRB

While the Internet focuses on Donald Trump's tweeting, Millennials may be focusing on jobs--specifically, interview via text message. However, a millennial job-seeker named Jonathan Bortone opines in a Wall Street Journal letter to the editor (WSJ online edition requires a subscription) that text interviews are impersonal, and he wonders whether responses to texts hurt or hinder millennials' ability to think quickly and respond in a 'results-driven" workplace. However, Dr. Jo

ResistBot

The Daily Good (not to be confused with another inspirational Web site) reported on an anti-Trump mobilizing technology called ResistBot that makes it easier for declared members of the resistance to more easily contact their elected officials. There are all kinds of positive uses of texting--as the Millennial writer of the article, a freelance journalist needing health insurance, says, "As for Trump, he’s about to find out just how much we lazy millennials love to text." Res

2017: Bad start for Teens

Four teens are now charged with a hate crime after beating up a mentally disabled man and streaming it on Facebook Live. "What's next, the roar of crowds?"--Captain James T. Kirk (William Shatner) All the good teens out there, who don't do criminal reprehensible stuff like this, can still get trapped by technology (just as adults can.) Kim Komando just released a list of secret sexting lingo used by teens--which probably means the teens in question have invented new terms by

INTERNET DANGERS: "Horror! Mom records murdered toddler in revenge text"

Some examples of Internet behavior go beyond even AUGNM's exhortation to #Think. As readers may know by now, this skull indicates Internet behavior that is so egregious it's poisonous. TheHorn News reports: "A woman jailed on charges she killed her toddler son sent a video of the boy’s apparently lifeless body to his father in a jealous, vengeful rage during a text-messaged argument that lasted more than two hours, cops said in a criminal complaint." Among the text messages i

Sample Script: Practice Safe Text (Free Download)

Ever regretted a text you've sent? All of us have at one time or another. That's why I, Kristin Johnson, the primary author of the blog and forthcoming book, AIN'T "U" GOT NO MANNERS, developed a handy script I could use when someone provoked me via a text message/SMS/instant message. As a public service, I'm offering this script in a free Word file download, also one in MS Word 97-2004, and a PDF version. As humans we don't stick to these scripts in the hurly-burly of life,

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