Texting Culture

Catholics urged to give up texting for Lent

Posted on by Caroline Siñel in Texting Culture

The Catholic Church are urging believers to give up text messaging for Lent as well as abstain from other forms of virtual entertainment such as TV, Facebook, and iPods. The Bishop of Modena, Benito Cocchi, said that 'No SMS for Lent' was an ideal way for 'young people to detox from the virtual world and get back in [...]

Textspeak in the Philippines

Posted on by Caroline Siñel in Texting Culture

Textspeak is a kind of language commonly used in text messaging where the words are abbreviated to fit the 160-character limit. In the Philippines, textspeak is done by disregarding vowels, retaining some consonants and replacing syllables with numerals. Many people today find it convenient to use textspeak when [...]

Different types of texters in the Philippines

Posted on by Caroline Siñel in Texting Culture

We have different types of texters here in the Philippines. Some are active, some are passive and some are just actively forwarding text quotes. Below are the different types of texters in the Philippines based on how often they text and the kinds of text messages they send. Energetic Texters - those who are very [...]