The abbreviation "btw" stands for "by the way," and is frequently used in text messages and e-mails. This is one of several common abbreviations familiar to many of those who frequently communicate via text message. More » Education

One popular acronym used in texting is "BTW," which typically means "by the way." Another common texting acronym is "FWIW," which stands for "for what it's worth." More » Technology Mobile

Some common abbreviations for words used in texting include "lol" for "laugh out loud," "brb" for "be right back" and "btw" for "by the way." Some abbreviations represent longer phrases: "rofl" means "rolling on the floo... More »

Short text messages that express love include "Are you free for the rest of your life?" and "Can I have your Picture? I want to tell Santa exactly what I want." recommends sending short text messages to a... More »

Foreign text messages can be translated into English using online translators such as, and All three sites have translating options for over 35 language... More » Education

An easy way to print text messages on a smartphone is to screencap each text that displays a date, timestamp and the sender's name and then download the screenshot to a computer for printing. Special applications are als... More »

Spying on cell phone text messages is a violation of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986, so there is no legal way of doing so for free. There are penalties for both intercepting active conversations and vi... More »