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Jason Taylor

Who is everyone texting?!

Posted April 30th, 2014 @ 9:10am

I mean...I kinda get it. We're a less personable society now. But for the love of all that is holy, how could this many people have that much to say? Everywhere you go, people are glued to their phone, tapping away. In fact, according to a new Pew Institute survey, the number of text messages sent monthly in the U.S. went from 14 billion in 2000 to 188 billion in 2010! Plus, Americans ages 18-29 send and receive an average of nearly 88 text messages per day, compared to 17 phone calls. 

But what kind of psychological, or for that matter, societal impact is this going have on the newer generations? Surely with face-to-face interaction eroding, the result can't be good.

Now, all that being said, I wonder if this is what people said when the phone was invented...


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