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Conan O’Brien Offers a Senior’s Guide to Texting

Thanks to Team Coco for giving this educational guide to texting for seniors to the world. But you might not want to let your grandparents see it. Unless you want them to have constant, instant access to making you feel bad in that special grandparent way, that is. It starts simple enough, with a reminder that te

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Kenski1970, flickr
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Walking While Texting Is More Dangerous Than You May Think

We all know about the dangers of texting while driving — but what about texting while walking?

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George Frey, Getty Images
George Frey, Getty Images
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Reports: Spammers Flooded Cell Phones with a Staggering 4.5 Billion Texts in 2011

There are few things more frustrating than learning that some spammer has wasted a few megabytes of your data plan with advertisements for male enhancement pills or cash for gold schemes.

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Photo courtesy of Facebook
Photo courtesy of Facebook
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Cell Phones In School: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly [POLL]

From a Parents perspective I could not even imagine the constant nightmare of trying to teach a class when a majority of the kids have cell phones on them.

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Minnesota State Patrol Working With Duluth Police to Step Up Texting While Driving Enforcement

The Minnesota State Patrol will be working with local police departments, including Duluth, to conduct extra enforcement on April 19 in an effort to reduce distracted driving.  Also don't forget that texting while walking can be dangerous too.

According to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, driver distraction is a leading crash factor in Minnesota, accounting for around 20 percent of all crashes annually, resulting in at least 70 deaths and 350 injuries.

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YouTube
YouTube
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Man Runs Into Black Bear While Walking and Texting [VIDEO]

I find this the best video so far of 2012, a 400 pound black bear decided to look for some food during trash day in La Crescenta, California, when the "eye in the sky" caught him cruising around the neighborhood.  What makes this video soooo good is the dude sending a text message that comes face to face with the hungry bear, this is why you don't text and walk.

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Thinkstock
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Worst Case of Autocorrect Causes School-Wide Lockdown

It’s happened to everyone — you text your husband or wife, “I love you with every fiber of my being,” but your phone actually sends, “I love you with every fiber of malaysia.” Most of the time it’s funny, but one person experienced the worst case of autocorrect ever. So bad, in fact, that it prompted a school-wide lockdown.

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From Youtube
From Youtube
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Don’t Text and Drive Says Justin Bieber [VIDEO]

If this helps make the younger generations more aware of the dangers that texting and driving can create, then I'm all for it.

But I think my generation and those older than I (yes, I've seen them texting and driving too,) should have a different spokesperson

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nate steiner, Flickr
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Is Text Messaging the Newest Cure for Addiction?

It turns out suffers from alcohol dependency might be able to kick the habit by doing what comes natural… texting. Yup, a new study has found actual evidence that there may be a health benefit to text messaging.

Research with young problem drinkers found those who sent and received weekly text messages tracking their alcohol consumption drank less at the end of the 12-week program than they did at the beginning.

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Paul Oka, Flickr
Paul Oka, Flickr
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Too Many Drivers Eat, Text, Watch Videos and More Behind the Wheel — Survey of the Day

Buckle your seat belts, folks.

According to Harris Poll chairman Humphrey Taylor regarding a new survey, “The number of drivers who engage in potentially dangerous, in some cases extremely dangerous, behaviors while driving is terrifyingly high.”

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Kurt Koller, Flickr
Kurt Koller, Flickr
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Average Texter Sends or Receives 41.5 Messages a Day — Survey of the Day

According to a survey of 2,227 adults by the Pew Research Center, the average text message user sends or receives an average of 41.5 messages a day.

How much someone texts is not surprisingly tied to how old they are. Those in the 18-to-29 age group send or receive an average of 87.7 texts a day, whereas that total is only 4.7 for those in the 65-and-over group.

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TEXTercise: The Newest Fitness Craze? [VIDEO]

Finally, there’s an exercise program that combines aerobics and text messaging.

It’s called Textercise, and it’s not joke. It has a Facebook page and was featured on Fox News.

The thought was, if you can exercise while using a Wii… why not do it while texting, which is about the only exercise some teens and young adults get anyways.

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