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HeTexted crowdsources the meaning of your text messages
Need help cracking a vague text message? This website is here to help.
Modern day advice columnists beware, there’s a new Dear Abby in town. Well, more like @DearAbby and she’s more like “virtually in town” and there’s like 500 of her—all chomping at the virtual bit to dissect your text messages. Same idea, though!
Text messages: officially the world’s worst form of communication (Morse Code was more direct!) that have taken over our day-to-day interactions. Even Twitter can afford you more privacy, so arguably, texts have become the phone call’s cooler, more sexy younger sister. This isn’t a good thing.
Now, a new website that goes by the name HeTexted (Wait, don’t women also send confusing text messages, or are we just more “likely” to read into them?) has popped up, crowdsourcing the vaguest of communications into three distilled answers: “He’s Into You”, “He’s Not Into You”, and “The Verdict Is Still Out”.
“Verdict Is Still Out” is apparently the “Maybe?” of the bunch—making it as useless as the texter himself.
Despite the power of the hivemind, sometimes the simplest texts are still the hardest to decipher:
Why don’t you call him and ask? Or show up at his house.
Lindsey Weber is a writer and editor who's worked for Flipboard, Mel Magazine, Slate, Eater, Wirecutter, Billboard, and more. She currently hosts a VR talk show called Conundrums.