Ever been trading a flurry of text messages when there's an awkward pause? Well, new research shows you probably should be suspicious.
The first text message was sent 20 years ago today, and texting is now more popular than talking, according to British telecoms regulator Ofcom.
If you want someone to tell you the truth, get them to text you rather than speaking face-to-face. Surprisingly, researchers have found it's a much better way of getting people to communicate candidly.
The average teenager is now almost twice as likely to message on social networks as to socialise face to face, and is sending or receiving 60 texts a day.
Braille could become the new craze at school, thanks to a new app that lets people text without looking - leaving teachers in the dark about messages flying around the class.
Texting. Everyone does it, some of us compulsively. But there is apparently a price to pay for all that furious tapping - as new research indicates the practice may affect our ability to interpret and accept new words.
Carmakers should disable built-in electronic devices while the vehicle's in motion, under new proposals from transportation secretary Ray LaHood.
Be suspicious when your partner texts to say she's working late at the office: people are more likely to lie in a text than in any other form of communication, researchers say.
People are more likely to lie when communicating electronically, and email generates more fibs than instant messaging.
Texting while driving affects a driver's reaction time far more than thought - more than doubling it, says a Texas Transportation Institute research team.
You don't need to be fumbling over a text to be a dangerous driver - hands-free voice calls can be just as dangerous, a driving safety organization has warned.
The current lack of consensus about distracted driving in the US has one advantage, say scientists at Temple University - it means it'll be easier to work out which laws make sense and which don't.
Dial '5683' on your phone: how does it make you feel?
California's Supreme Court has ruled that the police don't need a warrant to read text messages held on a suspect's phone.
More than seven trillion SMS messages will be sent next year, according to ABI Research.
Did you know that late night texting can make teenagers even moodier than they already are?
Teens are failing to get the text-driving message, according to a survey carried out for insurance company State Farm.
A tech industry lobbying group has abandoned its efforts to keep gadget use in cars legal after criticism from transportation secretary Ray LaHood.
It seems teens are more responsible than adults when it comes to driver distraction: they're less likely to have used a cellphone at the wheel.
Twitter is starting to go on a mobile acquisition binge, as for the second time in one month it has bought out a start-up developer that specializes in mobile messaging.