Technology may be quickly advancing, but there are parents still figuring out what popular acronyms, like "IDK", "LY", and "TTYL", mean. Even when the person they've asked responds, things get even more confusing. Just this year alone, several thousand of these types of messages have gone viral online. Here are twenty-five of the funniest and strangest for your viewing enjoyment. Continue reading to see them all.
If you're a fan of Kelly Rowland, or just R&B music in general, here's one thing you might have missed from the singer's "Dilemma" music video, released in 2002. Notice in one scene where Rowland is texting someone, but gets angry when she doesn't receive a reply. Well, it turns out that she was using a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a real-life "Death Whistle".
We have a hard enough time trying to understand toddlers as is, but if they somewhere were able to communicate with us via text messages, this is the hilarity (and insanity) that would ensue. Starting off, we have a little one that wants some attention, and like many of you have experienced before in real-life, things start getting obnoxiously loud after a few minutes (or seconds). Continue reading for more examples.
Receiving text message spam isn't uncommon, but actually responding to them is another story. Many people just ignore them without ever following their instructions to unsubscribe, and eventually, they stop receiving them. This person, however, decided to take things to the next level by replying with spam of his own. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny internet trolls gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of an armored SUV so secure that the company's owner sits inside while someone shoots at it with an AK-47.
FAILS are nothing new, but they are inevitable if you are a mobile phone user who has autocorrect turned on. Misuse of text replacement software is a staple practical joke in many schools and offices. Typically, the prankster will set the victim's word processing software to replace an extremely common word with a humorous absurdity, or an incorrectly spelled version of the original word. Continue reading for more - not safe for work language included.
Airplane mode is a setting available on many mobile phones, smartphones and other electronic devices that, when activated, suspends many of the device's signal transmitting functions. Signal-transmitting technologies such as Bluetooth and wifi are also disabled in airplane mode, but receive-only technologies like FM radio and GPS still operate if the device is so equipped. When this mode is turned on, some games will actually run ad-free. Continue reading for more.
Some of you may have already seen a few texts from superheroes, a popular blog run by comedians Diana McCallum and Andrew Ivimey, but now we've got a fresh batch of messages for your viewing enjoyment. First up, we have Superman and Spider-Man discussing their lives outside of fighting crime and supervillains from around the universe. Continue reading for a few more examples.
Sometimes, accidentally sending a text message to the wrong person can go from awkward to funny in an instant, depending on how the other person responds. For example, someone sent an image of a standard cable to the wrong person, but only ended up with a cat picture and a simple "who is this" message. Continue reading for more examples of why these texts can actually make your day.
Unlike the upcoming iPhone 6, Vertu's $11,380 Signature Touch phone is made of titanium and has a screen that's protected by sapphire crystal, along with a leather-clad chassis. All buyers get a 24-hour concierge available via voice, email and live chat and an built-in app offers exclusive access to sporting events and private members' clubs worldwide. Continue reading for a video and more information.
Nokia phones have earned the reputation of being nearly indestructible and that was further solidified when a Lumia 520 helped a police officer in Brazil avoid a potential fatal bullet. Simply put, an off-duty police officer stumbled upon a robbery in progress when he went to visit his parents. The crooks ran off, but not before two shots were fired, with the first missing him completely, and the other hitting his backside, exactly where his Lumia 520 was at. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of an epic wedding proposal that took 4-years to film in 26 countries.