Today’s Pearls Before Swine:
I’d suggest voicemail deadlock or voicemail standoff.
A Joy of Tech webcomic about a currently topical matter, going off to college:
A frequent theme in these days of cellphones: you can stay in touch with someone all the goddam time.
Today’s Rhymes With Orange:
Here’s a particularly silly version of autocorrect — or possibly automatic completion software — one that replaces frequent words (party, jacket) by infrequent ones (partake, jackal), indeed infrequent words that don’t fit the context (partake is a verb, while the context calls for a noun; and suit jacket is a common collocation, while suit jackal is absurd).
The latest in a series of strips depicting young people as rejecting the telephone and face-to-face interaction in favor of modern communications technology.
As a bonus, though this isn’t hot news, there’s the verbing of the noun Facebook. Plenty of examples around, for instance this one:
Honoring those who Facebooked themselves out of their jobs
The Facebook Fired blog is a painfully modern collection of stories memorializing those who are collecting unemployment thanks to posts on Facebook or similar public disclosures. (link)
An xkcd, passed along on Facebook by Jack Hamilton:
I struggle to determine if this is actually self-referential, but then my head hurts.