Whether you tweet, text, or yammer, Read Between the Lines
will fast-forward your ability to communicate in the new world. I thought I was an early pioneer in texting. By reading RBTL, I learned more in thirty minutes than I had in five years of finger typing. More importantly, I learned how to look cool to my children. You need to get to the point, be clever, and figure out how to take advantage of the limited space (characters) provided by services like Twitter. The new world is here now, and you better get hip or get deleted.
Peter H. Jackson
Silicon Valley CEO & Director
My doctoral research shows that there is much more to texting than abbreviations and phonetic spelling: Texting is a creative, expressive, and practical outlet for a surprising range of uses. In short, texting deserves much better press than it usually gets! It's great to see a book like Read Between the Lines
address texting in such an entertaining and informative way.
Dr. Caroline Tagg, PhD.
First person to receive a PhD in texting,
Birmingham University, U.K.
We believe that public safety must be prepared for and utilize technology that is available today and in the future. Cell phones and text messaging have become a mainstay in our society; thus public safety must adapt to this new avenue of communication. Because we must reach out to all of our citizens, text messaging opens many doors. We are very proud of our small role in becoming the first in the nation to provide this service to the citizens of Black Hawk County, Iowa.
Chief of Police, Waterloo, Iowa.
First U.S. County to implement 911 texting services
I like the flexibility texting offers. I can ask a question as I go along in a class and get students to respond quickly and en masse. All I need is the number they text to, and I don t need pre-prepared Power Point slides with the question and a choice of answers.
Dr. Kevin Linch, PhD.
Pioneer of lecture texting in a university setting,
Teaching Fellow, School of History, University of Leeds
About the Author
Shawn Marie Edgington is America's leading ''texpert,'' a cyberbullying prevention expert, and your go-to cyber-safety mom. Shawn is the author of Read Between the Lines: A Humorous Guide to Texting with Simplicity and Style
and The Parent's Guide to Texting, Facebook, and Social Media
, the creator of the One-Click Safety Series, and an empowerment speaker. She s also the CEO of a national insurance firm, where she provides risk management to clients across the country. After a personal experience she had with her sixteen-year-old daughter being threatened by text and on Facebook, Shawn has made it her mission to show parents how to take the steps necessary to prevent their child s social and mobile networking from turning into every parent s one-click nightmare. Shawn has provided her expert advice in the upcoming documentary Submit: The Reality of Cyberbullying
, as well as on Fox Business, View from the Bay
, KRON 4 News, The San Francisco Chronicle
, CBS Radio, American Cheerleader Magazine
, CNN Radio, NPR, and various media outlets across the country.