out-texting teens


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DUI – Driving under the influence.

DWT – Driving while texting.

http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/jun2010/tc20100618_526096.htm

And adults are found to out-text teens while driving (I remember a recent study about high school students’ SMS habit).

Texting was first popular in Europe and later Asia. But people in those parts of the world use public transportation more than automobile.

When SMS got adopted in the US, naturally everything here is on wheels (meals on wheels, messaging on wheels, making out on wheels).

Worst case scenario for unintended consequences of technological adoption.

Americans are known to watch TV and eat dinner (TV trays), read while on the treadmill and listen to music or read while having a bath. So DWT is just a notch up in an already stressful society

(another study came out today about the Stress of Dad – like 70’s women who have to juggle between work and home life).

So we have World Cup scores…

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