Oh, sure, we had to struggle to find our crush's phone # in the white pages (a particularly painful experience if our beloved's last name was "Jones," or "Smith,") and then we had to get past whichever parent answered the phone. But at least we didn't have to worry about whether or not it was OK to "text" a break-up message. (We weren't actually using "text" as a verb back in the good ol' days.)
Kids these days have so much more to worry about. Take these people, for example (note the blue sunglasses):
I'm not sure if the people in this video are experts on texting, but Jennifer Maughan has a some good advice, on Life 123, as does The Feature. Come to think of it, the more things have changed, the more they have stayed the same - good manners and common sense still apply.
Ok, now, speaking of the 1980's, can someone please tell me where I can get a pair of those giante blue sunglasses?
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Jennifer Pointer (e-mail) is in Tulsa, OK. She promotes a simple, a low-tech approach to effective online profile management, search engine optimization and social networking.