When I asked, most of you agreed that technology makes infidelity easier, and now a new app seems to basically encourage it — or at least enable it. The aptly named Tiger Text, a free iPhone app, allows you to send text messages that delete themselves after a set period of time. To take advantage of this wonderful bit of technology (can you sense the sarcasm?), both users need to have an iPhone. When one party sends a text to the other, they're prompted to download the app, and the message is displayed. After that, depending on your settings, the message will disappear as soon as one minute after reading to as long as five days after. Using the app means that the messages you send and receive aren't stored on your phone, therefore protecting your guilt/innocence.
I suppose there are a few practical applications for a service like this: sensitive personal information, business dealings . . . but why not just delete the message once you receive or send it? Instead, there's now a practical way for paranoid cheaters everywhere to keep their texts a secret. Lovely.