Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help   RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos
Find: in
This news story is archived which means that, while it is still available to view, the information contained within may be outdated and the original source site/link may no longer be viewable.

For the most recent stories, please visit either the site's home page or main news section.

Can you live without texting ?

Posted on Monday, 1 October, 2012 | Comment icon 70 comments | News tip by: Hilander


Image credit: Declan TM

 
In an ever more connected world have mobile phones become more of an obsession than a convenience ?

A recent study has revealed the extent of our tendency to spend time using mobile phones, or more specifically, the penchant for sending text messages. More than ninety percent of Americans own a mobile, connecting together modern society more than ever before. Everywhere you go you are likely to find people texting on their phones; whether they be walking down the street, standing in a bus queue or even attending a funeral. Nowhere ( aside from at the wheel ) seems to be an inappropriate place to send a text message.

Has the art of a face to face conversation been lost ? Is our obsession with mobile phones and texting really an 'epidemic' as some have suggested ?

"We can't take our eyes off the things, even when we should! Security cameras caught a poor woman walking, with confidence, straight into a fountain."

  View: Full article

 Source: CBS News


  Discuss: View comments (70)

   


 
Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #61 Posted by UFO_Monster on 6 October, 2012, 4:01
I don't text. If that makes me weird, so be it.
Comment icon #62 Posted by Ryegrog on 6 October, 2012, 4:23
To me it's an addiction. If college students go nuts for 24 hours without it then it's comparable to a smoker without his/her cigarette.
Comment icon #63 Posted by Hilander on 7 October, 2012, 1:43
I know people that as soon as they are on break they are on the phone, texting, calling someone that they just saw. When its time to go home they will either be texting or calling someone before they even get their car started. A lot of them are calling the same person. I would run out of things to talk about.
Comment icon #64 Posted by Ryegrog on 7 October, 2012, 15:10
I know people that as soon as they are on break they are on the phone, texting, calling someone that they just saw. When its time to go home they will either be texting or calling someone before they even get their car started. A lot of them are calling the same person. I would run out of things to talk about. One of my pet peeves is when I go out with a friend or relative to a restaurant to eat out and make good conversation and they get on there cellphone talking and texting. I find that rude.
Comment icon #65 Posted by regeneratia on 16 October, 2012, 16:31
I don't text routinely. I think I have texted about twenty times in my life. braodband and phone packages are pretty cheap in the USA. I don't do sell phones much (misspell intentional). Only when I travel and the battary is always out of it until I want to use it.
Comment icon #66 Posted by Purplos on 16 October, 2012, 17:09
I never understood why people want to chatter at each other so much. If I want to socialize, I'll attend or throw a social event. If I need to tell someone something, I"ll call them from home when I have time. I'd hate people thinking they had access to me 24/7. "If human beings don't keep exercising their lips, their brains start working. -- Douglas Adams .... except now it's thumbs instead of lips apparently. I don't own a cell phone and have never sent a text.
Comment icon #67 Posted by lizzieboo on 16 October, 2012, 17:23
I don't know how to compose or send a text message. It's a miracle that I can read them. I'm a Luddite.
Comment icon #68 Posted by NikkiAidyn on 16 October, 2012, 18:15
I can, and have so many times. lol
Comment icon #69 Posted by Maestro on 16 October, 2012, 19:15
I could live without texting, but why would one want to? We are living in a new age of near total connection. Communication with nearly anyone is possible now within seconds. This is the future. It's glorious and wonderful! Ideas, emotions, worries, cares, information, video, sound... all of it can be communicated instantly and almost anywhere. That's a pretty amazing thing.
Comment icon #70 Posted by Tommy13 on 18 October, 2012, 14:35
Hyper-texting evolving our telepathic skills evolve telokenitic skills= keep texting


Please Login or Register to post a comment.


  On the forums
Forum posts:
Forum topics:
Members:

6087428
260553
172683

 
Alcatraz escapee sends a letter to the police
1-24-2018
The mystery of what happened to the three men who escaped Alcatraz in 1962 may have finally been solved.
One more Dead Sea Scroll has been deciphered
1-23-2018
One of the last two untranslated Dead Sea Scrolls has finally been pieced together by archaeologists.
Did Queen Nefertiti ever rule ancient Egypt ?
1-23-2018
One Egyptologist has put forward the idea that Nefertiti was not quite as powerful as history suggests.
Chunk of North America is part of Australia
1-23-2018
Scientists have identified an area of Australia that broke away from North America 1.7 billion years ago.
Other news in this category
Chunk of North America is part of Australia
Posted 1-23-2018 | 6 comments
Scientists have identified an area of Australia that broke away from North America 1.7 billion years ago....
 
Scientists make tractor beam breakthrough
Posted 1-22-2018 | 5 comments
An acoustic tractor beam could make it possible to levitate large objects within the not-too-distant future....
 
Undersea 'Mordor' found off coast of Australia
Posted 1-20-2018 | 2 comments
The 'Tolkienesque' landscape is made up of 26 underwater volcanoes buried beneath seabed sediment....
 
Drone saves swimmers in world-first rescue
Posted 1-18-2018 | 4 comments
A new lifesaving drone has already proven its worth after rescuing two swimmers off the coast of Australia....
 
Extreme weather tops 2018's global threats list
Posted 1-17-2018 | 21 comments
1,000 risk management experts from around the world have outlined this year's top man-made threats....
 
Titanic to be turned in to a tourist attraction
Posted 1-14-2018 | 19 comments
Entrepreneur Stockton Rush is aiming to offer tourists the opportunity to visit the wreckage in person....
 
Dogs could 'talk' using AI within 10 years
Posted 1-13-2018 | 28 comments
A university professor in Arizona is working on a system that can translate animal noises in to English....
 
True self-driving cars to arrive in 2019
Posted 1-12-2018 | 59 comments
General Motors is aiming to produce a completely autonomous vehicle with no steering wheel or pedals....
 
Hole in ozone layer is healing, study shows
Posted 1-9-2018 | 8 comments
There has been a distinct reduction in the level of ozone-destroying chemicals in the Earth's atmosphere....
 
Stephen Hawking celebrates 76th birthday
Posted 1-8-2018 | 7 comments
Upon first being diagnosed with motor neurone disease at 21, Hawking was given a mere 2 years to live....
 
DoD wants to develop autonomous bat-drones
Posted 1-6-2018 | 4 comments
A new competition has been launched to help develop animal-like drones powered by directed-energy beams....
 

 View: More news in this category
 
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.7 Unexplained-Mysteries.com 2001-2017
Privacy Policy and Disclaimer   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ