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Articles tagged with 'Texting'


LocaMoji brings even more awesome Milwaukee stickers to small screens

Published July 25, 2017

You can now express yourself even more locally with characters that aren't available anywhere else. Feeling summer? Brat time. Feeling salty? Throw out a Milverine. Want to connect with your best friend? Send an old-school Milwaukee Laverne and hope for a Shirley in return.


New Summerfest emojis are here

Published June 29, 2016

For the first time, Summerfest emojis are available, and a fun "100 Things to do at Summerfest" list will debut on the BMO Harris Pavilion screen during Summerfest 2016. This unique partnership is powered by OnMilwaukee, Summerfest and BMO Harris Bank.


The new nightmare

Published June 28, 2016

In college, I had a reoccurring nightmare that I was trapped on a crazy elevator. Lately, that's been replaced by what I call the "fat finger" dream. I've talked to a few people, including co-worker Molly Synder, who has had it, too.


11 ways to improve the world in which we live

Published Sept. 25, 2014

Here is the list Dave Begel have been keeping for decades of things that he thinks would make our country and city a better place. Some of them are big deals and some of them aren't, but he believes that all of them would make it better for all of us.


Yo app will destroy us all

Published July 13, 2014

I spent a week on Yo, yo-ing to all the friends of mine who'd downloaded the app. Both of them. Here's how to use it: download, choose a user name, sign in, enter your phone number, wait for Yo to message you a code (no, the message isn't "Yo," much to my dismay), enter the code, find your friends, add your friends, and send them yo. Got all that? Cool.


I'm too texty for my thumbs

Published Nov. 8, 2012

It's super convenient to hold the epicenter of communication in the palm of your hand, but what happens when the fingers that attach to the fleshy cradle start communicating back to you via nerve pathways?


The "XOXO" debacle

Published May 11, 2012

This actually happened - just not to me. (Yet.)


Plagued by the :)

Published Nov. 22, 2009

You know that little smiley face, used in texts, emails, instant messages, created by the combination of the colon and parentheses? I hate that little smiley face and somehow I've started using it.


Keep your driving laws off my cell phone!

Published Sept. 30, 2009

I'm wholeheartedly opposed to legislation that would make it illegal to use a cell phone while driving. Yes, texting while driving is a bad idea -- and I've done it plenty -- but the act of talking on a phone and driving a car simultaneously should not be made a crime.


Chicago 2 ban text walking?

Published July 30, 2008

Some officials to our south, including Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White, are supporting a bill that would ban using a wireless device while crossing streets.


Deciphering the teen code

Published Jan. 12, 2008

Successful communication was imperative for our country's beginning. Communication with your teen is just as important.


I text like English is my second language

Published Sept. 25, 2007

The other night, after my wife finished sending a text message from her Palm Treo, she looked up and said to me, "I text like English is my second language." I laughed out loud, because I realized that I do, too.