Texting while walking strikes again.  This really must be a more serious problem than I thought.  It even found its way into the Accident Prevention and Analysis journal in a study that concluded, “Using a mobile phone while walking puts pedestrians at risk of accident, injury or death.” Sounds pretty serious!  Data from the study… Read More »

We’ve already discussed how events such as the invention of the Phone-brella proves humanity’s love for texting.  But as I was doing some more research, I found more evidence of mankind’s love affair with this technology: accidents related to texting while walking. Girl Falls into Manhole In Staten Island, NY, 15 year-old Alexa Longueira fell… Read More »

Aamoi I’m sete and rofl (or maybe just loti aamof) about this current topic.  Don’t understand what I’m saying?  I don’t blame you.  Texting lingo has become so elaborate that now at times it’s like reading a whole different language.  At first it was only the young people, but now older people are beginning to… Read More »

More and more I am becoming aware of how much people love texting.  I mean, really love it.  You might even say that we have an obsession.  Don’t believe me?  Here I present some evidence proving humanity’s love for texting. 1. The Phone-brella Have you ever been out in the rain, holding your umbrella, frustrated as you… Read More »

And so it begins. We are already being bombarded with ads, promotions, debates, promises, and everything else that goes along with a presidential campaign.  Candidates on each side are throwing all their effort into becoming our nation’s next leader in 2016’s election. An interesting facet of this presidential campaign is the progressive use of texting. … Read More »

  Millennials don’t like talking on the phone or leaving voicemails.  Intuitively we are seeing this all around us.  We hear about how for Millennials, texting is on the rise and about how nobody seems to call anymore.  We see businesses integrating texting into their customer service—from dentists sending out text messages reminding patients of… Read More »

San Antonio is one of the latest areas to incorporate a feature that allows citizens to text 911 during an emergency.  Counties in 16 states across the country have already integrated this feature, and these counties have experienced numerous success stories. One woman was able to text 911 when in need of an ambulance after falling… Read More »

Out of the myriads of ways to use text messaging, I never thought that pain relief would be one of them!  But that’s exactly what this article from the Boston Globe discusses.  A study was conducted involving patients texting while undergoing minor surgeries.  The results found that people who texted during the surgeries did not need… Read More »

All right, it’s time to get your hands ready (you know you can’t resist), because what I want to talk about today is the “Y… M… C-A”!  (Cue hand motions.) The Y Seriously, though, apart from the catchy song, what’s so great about the YMCA?  Since many YMCA’s have chosen to utilize Mobile Text Alerts’… Read More »

‘Tis the season! Christmas is all around us. Lights, trees, candles, music, cookies—we can’t get away from it! We look forward to our holiday traditions of spending time with family, opening presents, and watching our favorite Christmas movies. But have we really stopped and pondered Christmas? What is it all about? Yes, we have a… Read More »

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