Feeds

Text message speak - txt msg kids

Time 4 T Charlot

3 Big data security analytics techniques

The time has passed when folk thought it proper to call boys Hubert and girls Gwendolyn. Text messages now dominate our landscape to the extent that boys are more likely to be called Conna and girls named Deby.

Text-speak baby names, according to a report in the Daily Mail, are becoming increasingly common on birth certificates. Several boys have apparently already been named Cam’ron, instead of Cameron, and some girls given the title of Lora, rather than Laura.

Thankfully one couple wasn’t allowed to name their son 4Real, much to Ali G’s disappointment.

Text messaging may also be responsible for inadequate spelling. John Dunford, the general secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders, said some names could be a genuine misspelling or just an attempt by parents to give their kids unique labels.

Once kids are old enough to appreciate their tech-born names, they may quite like them - given that a study by the research and debate quango the Institute for Public Policy Research recently found that children are being increasingly ‘raised’ by technology.

The report stated that any young person, aged between 13 and 18, who spends more than 20 hours per week online is effectively being "raised online". It also found that many kids leave mobile phones on overnight, just in case a text comes through.

Children with text-speak names may find their mobile phone credit lasts longer though, because a text from Jonofn will be slightly shorter than one from Jonathan.

SANS - Survey on application security programs

More from The Register

next story
Leaked pics show EMBIGGENED iPhone 6 screen
Fat-fingered fanbois rejoice over Chinternet snaps
Oh no, Joe: WinPhone users already griping over 8.1 mega-update
Hang on. Which bit of Developer Preview don't you understand?
Microsoft lobs pre-release Windows Phone 8.1 at devs who dare
App makers can load it before anyone else, but if they do they're stuck with it
True optical zoom coming to HTC smartphone cameras
Time to ditch that heavy DSLR? Maybe in a year, year and a half
Rounded corners? Pah! Amazon's '3D phone has eye-tracking tech'
Now THAT'S what we call a proper new feature
Feast your PUNY eyes on highest resolution phone display EVER
Too much pixel dust for your strained eyeballs to handle
Zucker punched: Google gobbles Facebook-wooed Titan Aerospace
Up, up and away in my beautiful balloon flying broadband-bot
US mobile firms cave on kill switch, agree to install anti-theft code
Slow and kludgy rollout will protect corporate profits
Leaked photos may indicate slimmer next-generation iPad
Will iPad Air evolve into iPad Helium?
prev story

Whitepapers

SANS - Survey on application security programs
In this whitepaper learn about the state of application security programs and practices of 488 surveyed respondents, and discover how mature and effective these programs are.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Top three mobile application threats
Learn about three of the top mobile application security threats facing businesses today and recommendations on how to mitigate the risk.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.