BTW is an acronym that means "by the way." BTW is a very common acronym that is used in text messaging, emailing and chatting. More »

BTW is an acronym used on Facebook that means “by the way”. BTW, or by the way, is used the same way in social media and electronic communications as it is in everyday speech; however, it is generally not used in profess... More » Technology Social Media

Most people who use text messaging recognize the standard shortcuts, such as "LOL" for "laughing out loud" and "BFF" for "best friends forever." Even beginners can figure out certain shortcuts, such as "2moro," "2nite" a... More » Technology Mobile

A person can send a text message from a computer to a cell phone by using one of the available online messengers that support SMS messaging, such as the ones provided by Yahoo! and America Online. It is also possible to ... More » Technology Mobile

The main disadvantages of text messaging are that it can be difficult to accurately express a message, and it excludes those without access to a text messaging device. Verbal and non-verbal cues and messages cannot be in... More »

As of 2015, there is not a "For Dummies" book specifically about text messaging. However, there are "For Dummies" books about iPhones and Android mobile devices that provide text-messaging instructions. Most of the books... More » Technology Mobile

"Texting" is short for text messaging, which is the act of sending a text message through mobile-to-mobile technology. As technology has advanced, the act of texting includes picture, video and audio messaging. More »