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    Disney Survey Sends Clear 'Text' Message

    Text messaging is the "primary form of communication" for 44 percent of cell-phone users age 10 to 17, according to a new survey conducted for the Disney Mobile Cell and Tell service.
    Fifty-eight percent said they have used text messaging in school during class. They also use it:
    At movies (52 percent);
    At the dinner table (28 percent);
    To ask someone out on a date (14 percent);
    To break up with someone (7 percent);
    Within 10 minutes of waking up in the morning (26 percent).

    See the complete article here: http://blogs.ocregister.com/morninge...ng_survey.html

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    Re: Disney Survey Sends Clear 'Text' Message

    Maybe I'm showing my age here, but certain parts of that kind of scare me.

    Especially the "dinner table" and "breaking up" parts.

    Seems to me that as "communications" become more advanced, the less we as a society actually communicate. Sometimes anyway.

    --Barry
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    Re: Disney Survey Sends Clear 'Text' Message

    Quote Originally Posted by Radiobarry View Post
    Seems to me that as "communications" become more advanced, the less we as a society actually communicate. Sometimes anyway. --Barry
    I couldn't agree more. Having succeeded in making the world a smaller place, technology has inadvertently succeeded in driving us further apart.
    Interpersonal contact with those closest to us has been replaced by a need to remain in constant contact with those furthest away. And the anonymity of the vehicles we use for communication has given us the freedom to be detatched and released from any potentially emotional bonds and consequences.
    Ironic and sad.

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