Forced to shut down his business, a Florida restaurant owner laid off his entire staff via text message on the fourth of July, leaving employees wondering where their final paychecks were and customers wondering what would happen to their Groupons.
The same social networking tools that bring us together may also be destroying our language. A recent study suggests that the more kids text, the less they learn about proper grammar.
Set up on a blind date and worried it will be a disaster so you plan an escape route and arrange to have your friend call your cell phone in the middle of dinner? So 20th century. The new solution? It’s just a text away. If you’ve ever been stuck on a date, bored in a meeting or just in need of a good excuse to leave, you’ll want to keep reading.
Answers are a dime a dozen on the Web. Does that mean we’re asking more questions? Never get stuck without that important 411 again. If you want to skip the library, call ChaCha for on-the-go answers to your questions. The free cell phone service (available at 800/2chacha) will text message an answer to any question you leave on their voicemail line. You may also text your questions to “242242.” Read more