Ragene Powell-DickersonThe guy accused of hiring someone to lure a pal via sexting to a phony threesome setup and then shoot him to death is now in custody. Ragene Powell-Dickerson, 25, who like victim Dwayne Burnett is from Brownsville, surrendered today to Brooklyn cops and has been charged wi ... More >>
Aw! Remember Charlie Sheen and Capri Anderson, the actor and the porn star? She sued him for a million bucks for assault (and he then countersued her for extortion) after he trashed that Plaza hotel room while she cowered naked in the bathroom allegedly fearing for her life? Well, Charlie was ... More >>
Texting while driving isn't quite the insane meanace in New York City it is in, say, Los Angeles, where driving is the primary means of commuting. In the five boroughs, however, you're more likely to worry about your cab driving texting. But your subway conductor?
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If you're a teen who texts 120 or more times a day (a/k/a, "hyper-texting") or whiles away your hours on Facebook and other "social networking websites" more than three hours a day (a/k/a, "hyper-networking"), you're also more likely to be hyper-sexing, hyper-boozing, and hyper-using, reports ... More >>
New Yorkers' cell phone PDA is constantly in-your-face with people yakking on the sidewalk and texting their way through dinner dates, but this outwardly rude display of love for the devices does not translate into an especially high call or text volume, according to a Nielsen study.
The generation gap is back in a big way, according to Sunday's Washington Post, which alerts us to the startling trend of kids not talking. It's not a form of peaceful protest, it's just that they're too busy texting and emailing to bother using their mouths. Have you been to the mall lately? ... More >>
Text the po-po -- just not while you drive.Calling the NYPD tip line to report criminal activity is sooo last century. On Tuesday, cops will kick off a campaign to promote sending texts to Crime Stoppers, according to the Daily News. The techie promotional boost will also highlight the NYPD's ... More >>
via New York PostGosh, having an article written about how wealthy and available you are in the New York Post is a surefire way to attract dudes! How did we not know this until now? Cheryl Mercuris, whose diabolical plan to rent an obnoxiously priced ($500,000-for-two-weeks) Bridgehampton gla ... More >>
via ABC NewsThe NYC Department of Education is considering imposing rules against sexting and cyberbullying, the Daily News has reported. The trend is already so rampant that it might rival controlling the Gulf oil spill in terms of difficulty -- but it seems the DOE will give it a try if the ... More >>
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The NYPD is asking for the public's assistance in locating Delvin Garcia, 18, of Queens Village, New York. He was last seen at his residence there today at 2:30 p.m. He's 4'9" and 97 lbs., with brown eyes and black hair, and is in good physical but poor mental health. Delvin, pictured, has ... More >>
The NYPD is asking for the public's help in locating Stephanie Vasquez, 13, who was last seen at 3 Baines Court, Bronx, New York, at 7:30 a.m. on May 25. Stephanie, pictured, is 5'03" and 130 lbs., with brown eyes and blonde hair.
The NYPD is asking for the public's assistance in locating Edwin Nevarez, 14, pictured. He was last seen on May 24, 2010 at approximately 7:00 p.m. at his residence, 327 Howe Avenue, Bronx, New York.
The "Kids" these days! They're so easily distracted. Even, apparently, from sex. Because some of them are picking up their phone and texting while having it.
Excellent knife skills, but needs pants.Culinary school students tend to graduate with an overly confident sense of their own kitchen prowess -- such is the effect of being awarded a diploma for learning how to carve potatoes into little footballs and making unbreakable hollandaise sauce. But ... More >>
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New Yorkers expressed their affection for Schnitzel & Things earlier this year when it nominated the food truck for a Vendy Award. Now, the rest of country will get to see one of our favorite food trucks on a regular basis in an ad for T-Mobile, starring, um, a texting priest. It's a split-second ... More >>
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Governor Paterson signed it into law: if you drive, don't text. Drivers found to be using "handheld devices or laptops to send text messages or read, view or transmit images or data while a vehicle is moving" may be ticketed, although the $150 fine (!) doesn't kick in until your second offens ... More >>
Steamy cell messages now works of art
With bad manners just a 'send' button away, we need some rules. Call it technetiquette.
Technology, powered by passion, makes the resistance so cool
Protesters spend real bucks, save real headaches with text messaging