Cheaters, Beware Your E-Trail

How could Tiger Woods be stupid enough to text his alleged mistresses?
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 9, 2009 9:27 AM CST
Tiger Woods' wife, Elin, looks at her cellphone in this file photo.   (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
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(Newser) – If Tiger Woods really did send flirty text messages to Jaimee Grubbs as she claims, then he’s a moron. Did he miss the John Ensign scandal? Or the Kwame Kilpatrick one? Or heck, Puck’s sexting incident on Glee? Digital missives brought down all three. Of course, it’s not just text messages. A London attorney's client recently discovered her husband was cheating by spotting his supposedly out-of-town car parked outside her friend's house on Google Maps.

People trust their cellphones because we carry them close, seeing them as an “extension of their body and mind,” one MIT researcher tells the New York Times. “Like Peter Pan, we do not see our electronic shadow until it is pointed out to us.” The Washington Post, meanwhile, wonders if all this technology will do away with, if not cheating altogether, “the long-term dupe, the dangerous liaison where no one gets caught and no one pays. Everyone pays these days, Tiger. Everyone pays.”

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