OMG! Wht r thA sying!?: Is Text messaging ruining our kids?

Have you seen those new books at Barnes & Noble?  The ones written for teens using just text screens and text language. There’s love and drama and mystery—all written in a way that is completely, well, misspelled!   If you have texting kids, I’ll bet you’ve seen the way they completely rewrite the English language in …

Moving from the desk to the back pants pocket: IM’s transition to Text Messaging

From Technology and Parenting Blog, 2008 Many times parents ask me what I see as some of the changes coming over the horizon. From my perspective, the clearest trend has to do with mobility.  It won't be long before the idea of going to a desk to work on a computer will seem completely confining …