Digital text madness
“According to figures released by the National Statistical Office on Wednesday, teenagers between 15 and 19 on average sent a whopping 60.1 text messages per day, a slight increase from 59.5 in 2005. “Our children are seriously addicted to cell phones,” an official with the civic group Parent’s Union on Net said. Some 46 percent of middle and high school students send text messages even in class, according to research by the Korea Agency for Digital Opportunity & Promotion. “
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60.1 text messages a day! That is approximately 59 more text messages than people I have contact with over the phone. This is related to another personal statistic. 99.1 % of all text messages that a certain Michael Gallagher of Princeton, New Jersey, sends originate from the bathroom. Texting is the modern version of a newspaper in that regard. That statistic should ensure that I never receive any responses to any text messages ever again.