The first time I got one of the messages, I didn’t think much of it. I figured the poor guy had probably been trying to date some girl and she gave him a wrong number to get rid of him. One day, in the middle of class, I noticed the red light blinking inside my purse.
Him: I love you Me: I think you have the wrong number, sorry. When I was seventeen years old, I got a new blackberry phone, which still had the red blinking light for new messages. Making sure the teacher wasn’t looking, I pulled out my blackberry, held it under my desk and read the message: Him: Where have you been?
It’s not even in the heat of sexting, it’s almost a conversation starter for some guys, like a coffee table book; a horrible, flaccid coffee table book.
Here’s what NOT to do: If you must send a picture, keep it from the waist up unless specifically asked.
HOOKED allows readers to write their own chat stories, which can be shared with friends, or write a group story in what is called a “Fantasy Chat.” *The chat stories are free to an extent.
Readers receive a certain number of free “hoots” (views of texts in a chat story) every ~35 minutes and can purchase unlimited hoots for .99/month or .99/year.
The new Status, which was originally set to launch on Friday but has apparently been unleashed early, will let Whats App users send short clips to their friends, which can be photos, videos or GIFs These can be further customised by adding emoji and text annotations, with a wide variety of colours available.
It’s fascinating (and sobering) that even the young people writing these chat stories know what sells (remember, ATTENTION is the new currency of the web). The quick answer is YES – HOOKED has a search function that allows you to look for search terms, including inappropriate ones like “naked” or “sex.” The chats include X-Rated language and images for the story covers that can include nudity. There’s just too much adult content and Apple is surprisingly incorrect with its seldom used 9 rating.
If after all of this, you still decide to allow your teenagers have the app, then I would recommend mom or dad spend an evening just flipping through the stories.
Her text was “UGH” and he responded with the word “Pic.” Was she really going to say “Wow, this stalker found my number, revealed who he was to my dismay, and now he wants a provocative picture of me? ” To make matters even worse, he waits ten hours or so and this time puts PIC in all caps like maybe yelling it in her face will change her mind.
If you’re thinking about this approach save yourself some time and toss your phone into the nearest natural body of water because you are insane.