Fortunately, the advent of TigerText--a new application for iPhones--allows adulterous behavior to easily occur leaving no trace of evidence on your cell phone. Finally right?
As Tiger Woods scratches his head wondering why he didn’t think of this, the dawn of this stupidly useful device—for you cheater's out there—was debuted on February 25 and has taken the pressure off of many paying customers.
The application allows users to set a time limit on sent text messages to remain in an inbox after it has been read. The time limit can range from minutes to a few days and once it’s gone, it’s gone.
The message can’t be forwarded, saved, or for Wood’s sake, sold to a tabloid and used for black mail or making oneself famous.
How on earth can this be you ask? Well, the fine creators of TigerText invented a nifty server allowing text messages to never be sent to the phone itself. They are opened on the TigerText browser and stored in that until prompted to vanish into technological waste forever.
Therefore, when someone with such public stature as say a politician or athlete decides to embark in a raunchy affair and sends a text message, the recipient will be asked to download the application immediately. Once the task is complete, no message will ever be sent to the actual phone leaving no trace of a text in an inbox, outbox, sent folder or drafts.
Ah, what a relief.
You can also use a “delete on read” feature allowing you 60 seconds to read the message once it has been opened.
Now cheating is as easy as downloading music illegally and entering exam answers into your TI-83 Calculator.
Don’t think this is the first of its kind either, just last month an ad aired during the Super Bowl for AshleyMadison.com.
“Unlike Craigslist's plain-Jane listings, AshleyMadison lets cheaters customize profiles, chat anonymously and trade messages about adulterous preferences — all in an effort to make cheating as simple as using Match.com,” TIME magazine said in June 2009.
Of course, AshleyMadison seems like an advertisement for cheating—an argument for another blog—let alone a place to seek guidance and feel remorseful.
Regardless, this is a growing trend accommodating the fortunate; like celebrities who oddly don’t seem to think twice about cheating. What do they have to lose anyway (money, dignity, sponsors, work, family, friends, more money, and God forbid their spouse)?
Oh, and don't worry, the application wasn't named after Tiger Woods. Jeffrey Evans, TigerText founder and former headhunter, claims the name was chosen before the Woods scandal.
More on this at TIME Magazine