While people may have had a few good laughs at the slew of humorous and largely inoffensive “photoshopped” pictures uploaded from the Internet over the years, this trend has also spawned a more unsavory use of the camera phone—“sexting”.A portmanteau of sex and texting, “sexting” is slang for the act of sending sexually explicit or suggestive text, pictures or video between mobile devices like camera phones using MMS.
In time, sending and sharing photographs from one’s camera phone became commonplace among cellphone users and internet denizens.
This trend persists to this day among various social networking sites like Facebook and My Space.
A new study from The Citizen Lab, a research group at the University of Toronto, reveals that censorship on We Chat occurs primarily in group chats rather than one-on-one chats between two people, and often in such a way where the sender of a text isn’t even aware a piece of text has been scrubbed.
The discoveries illuminates how China’s government attempts to keep its citizens blind to the scope of its censorship regime.
Yet it’s never been clear exactly how China’s internet censors have attempted to control information that spreads in the app.
That’s partly because you likely wouldn’t know if you got censored in the first place.
The Filipinos’ fondness for instant “photo-ops” and irrepressible desire to keep connected with family and friends even made Nokia the leading camera phone in the Philippine market.
The camera phone also gave rise to the Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) which allowed people to wirelessly send pictures from their camera phones to their friends in real time.
A corresponding Canadian user in the two-way chat would then report back to say whether or not the message had been received.