Tuesday, May 29, 2012

#WIRELESS: "15 Surprising (or not) Facts About Texting"

Online College Courses has published the results of what it calls a "scholarly study" into the facts about texting. Its report, “15 Surprising, Scholarly Facts About Text Messaging” breaks a few stereotypes and confirms a few; for instance, testers use fewer abbriviations than you might have thought, but texting while driving really is very dangerous: R. Colin Johnson

Here are the 15 facts about texting (click "further reading" below to read about each one):
• Getting a text makes you happier
• Hypertexters are less healthy
• Texting behind the wheel is even riskier than we thought
• Texting while driving killed 16,000 in a six-year period
• Texters use fewer abbreviations than we thought
• Black people send the most text messages
• Texting helps HIV sufferers take their meds
• Texters don't believe that's a word
• Texting makes it easier to lie
• Many people are addicted to texting
• Most people still prefer a phone call
• Banning texting while driving is not the answer
• Female teens text the most
• Texting has spawned its own injury
• Predictive texting changes children's brains:
Further Reading