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Date: 10/09/10 05:02 PM

76 Responses to Text Messaging

  1. Profile photo of midnightblis
    midnightblis Female 18-29
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    October 9, 2010 at 4:27 pm
    Link: Text Messaging - facts about text messaging and cell phones.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    October 9, 2010 at 5:07 pm
    that was really uninteresting
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    gchimmel Female 18-29
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    October 9, 2010 at 5:15 pm
    #5 A text massage?
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    PTPete Female 30-39
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    October 9, 2010 at 5:25 pm
    This was so boring I was distracted by DUST on my monitor. ZZZZZZZZZ
  5. Profile photo of Bdan
    Bdan Male 18-29
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    October 9, 2010 at 5:37 pm
    I enjoy text massages
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    duffytoler Male 40-49
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    October 9, 2010 at 6:00 pm
    Another load of pointless and probably made-up statistics. *yawn*
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    fivezones Male 40-49
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    October 9, 2010 at 6:10 pm
    some random percentage of teens text while...zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
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    razordragon Male 18-29
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    October 9, 2010 at 6:12 pm
    You know there`s a ridiculous mark up on texting right? Lol people who do it.
  9. Profile photo of GVP
    GVP Female 18-29
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    October 9, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    When you put the phone on your back and wait for someone to call!
  10. Profile photo of SarahofBorg
    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
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    October 9, 2010 at 6:17 pm
    Some of this sounded off. 95% of young adults text message? Hard to believe there isn`t a greater percentage of those who don`t even have a cell phone.
    I`ve received text messages, they`re never worth replying to. Texting is a waste of money. Pick up to phone and talk, or leave a VOICE message, or call them back later.
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    Thorgrimmer Male 18-29
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    October 9, 2010 at 6:32 pm
    I wonder what a text massage is!
  12. Profile photo of rainbowfarts
    rainbowfarts Female 18-29
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    October 9, 2010 at 7:18 pm
    I guess it`s in vogue to talk badly about texting here on IAB. I`ll admit, I`d rather text before I actually call someone. Most reasons to contact people for me can be summed up in a text or 2 and I don`t need to get pulled into 30+ minute conversations. When I`m in the mood for it I`ll call.
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    rammo34 Male 18-29
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    October 9, 2010 at 7:20 pm
    What is this "text massage" you speak of? )-|
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    taylor_stone Male 30-39
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    October 9, 2010 at 7:34 pm
    Why call and spend a minute on the phone when you have limited daytime minutes when you can send a text which in most circumstances is unlimited. (From my experience, most people just opt for unlimited messaging packages)
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    JUGGALETTEx0 Female 18-29
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    October 9, 2010 at 7:41 pm
    @razordragon unlimited text messaging for 5 or 10 bucks isn`t that bad....if you wanted to send 1,000,000 texts during the month than that`s fine. that`s not much of a markup.
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    SomeShoes Male 13-17
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    October 9, 2010 at 7:43 pm
    texting during sex? why the hell?

    yeah, this is pretty accurate to the typical north american teenager
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    Ranakamarth Male 18-29
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    October 9, 2010 at 8:23 pm
    So if I have a shady cell-carrier would it be a sext massage?
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    tatripp Male 18-29
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    October 9, 2010 at 8:54 pm
    text massage???
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    ROK9 Male 18-29
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    October 9, 2010 at 9:08 pm
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    vw Female 30-39
    406 posts
    October 9, 2010 at 9:21 pm
    text massages and these days...=)
  21. Profile photo of AmberMichele
    AmberMichele Female 13-17
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    October 9, 2010 at 9:26 pm
    During SEX?! WHY?!!!!
  22. Profile photo of jamesuyt
    jamesuyt Male 13-17
    680 posts
    October 9, 2010 at 9:41 pm
    Wow, that`s messed up. I`m a teen and I text probably about 10 times a week.. The average for teens is 10 a day? Wow..
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    rakoonhat Female 30-39
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    October 9, 2010 at 9:54 pm is molexting....good news creepy uncle steve
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    dothedew14 Male 18-29
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    October 9, 2010 at 10:00 pm
    "The average for teens is 10 a day? Wow.." think it said 10/hr/day *although the way it`s said makes it sound as if it`s only daytime hours*
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    dothedew14 Male 18-29
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    October 9, 2010 at 10:07 pm
    yea, it says 3000/month.. so 10 for each hour, 10 hours per day, and 30 days per month. *or somthing close to that.* I for 1 am amazed. And the texting while having sex? What is the world coming to?
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    Djer Male 18-29
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    October 9, 2010 at 10:07 pm
    They obviously did this before Iowa passed its ban on texting while driving...
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    MauserTM Male 18-29
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    October 9, 2010 at 10:25 pm
    Fake as hell
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    dude21862004 Male 18-29
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    October 9, 2010 at 10:26 pm
    The average needs to be taken with a grain of salt. It doesn`t mean that every teen texts 10 times an hour. There are probably plenty of teens that go under that, with the obsessive texters going way over. I personally text maybe 2-4 times a day unless I am having a conversation. My GF texts 5-10 times an hour though, lol...
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    Swaywithme Female 18-29
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    October 9, 2010 at 10:27 pm
    I`m molexting myself right now
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    October 9, 2010 at 10:40 pm
    Wow, i was always curious why 160 characters were the limit!
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    Jats Male 18-29
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    October 10, 2010 at 12:29 am
    I thought it was 140 characters. Smart phones have no limit though! Love my HTC.
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    leo_s84 Male 18-29
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    October 10, 2010 at 12:48 am

    They have a limit, you just don`t see it.
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    mystery08 Male 18-29
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    October 10, 2010 at 12:56 am
    normal text usage: 15/mo
    text usage when you date a freshman: 5283/mo and you go over your unlimited plan because its unlimited only to Verizon users and +5000 non Verizon texts.
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    bonzoello Male 18-29
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    October 10, 2010 at 12:57 am
    I love how in all of these infographics, never is a book nor scientific journal cited as a reference. We`re living in an age of great misinformation.
  35. Profile photo of d_katman
    d_katman Male 13-17
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    October 10, 2010 at 12:58 am
    nothing i love more than text massages. mmm
  36. Profile photo of T-Marley
    T-Marley Male 70 & Over
    602 posts
    October 10, 2010 at 12:58 am
    A text massage is that app the ladies use that makes their phone vibrate. Well, I guess that was sexist, I`m sure there are guys out there who use it also.

    I find it humorous that we went from letters to the amazement of being able to talk long distances, and now we are back to sending letters again.

    I`m all for texting. After my two years of call center hell, I would be happy to never have to talk on the phone again.
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    beternal Male 18-29
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    October 10, 2010 at 1:12 am

    I think everyone would agree that a longer limit would be better, even if you don`t use it...
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    handys003 Male 50-59
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    October 10, 2010 at 1:41 am
    This most be somewhat old in updating. #12 States that don`t ban had Hawaii listed. Effective 01/01/2010 it became illegal to operate any electronic device while driving. That includes talking on the cell or text. Working your laptop or using your portable players such as iPods. Tickets are $192.00 first offense. Trust me I know firsthand out of pocket 01/03/2010.
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    Scotchy Male 18-29
    592 posts
    October 10, 2010 at 1:47 am
    So, bonzo.. what do you consider a reputable science journal? I mean, I see about a dozen source links at the bottom of the info graphic.
  40. Profile photo of lostinkorea
    lostinkorea Female 30-39
    3727 posts
    October 10, 2010 at 2:16 am
    If you can text while having sex.....YOU`RE DOING IT WRONG!!!!
  41. Profile photo of bintish
    bintish Male 18-29
    64 posts
    October 10, 2010 at 4:54 am
    lostinkorea - It`s so hard to text wrong though ;)
  42. Profile photo of xxPinkxx
    xxPinkxx Female 18-29
    3829 posts
    October 10, 2010 at 5:02 am
    god i love texting,
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    danthew Male 18-29
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    October 10, 2010 at 6:05 am
    Eating and texting is fine, going to the toilet and texting is fine, but if you can`t even have sex without texting then there`s something wrong in your life.
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    tommy2X4 Male 50-59
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    October 10, 2010 at 6:59 am
    $60-70 billion every year for phone companies?! But not one red cent from me! Text away kiddies. Don`t save, spend spend spend! One day you`ll wonder where it all went.
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    jendrian Male 18-29
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    October 10, 2010 at 8:03 am
    exactly @lostinkorea !

    I`ve sent around 20 text messages in the past year, and that is counting I consider text messages a way more convenient form of information through cellphones than a phonecall (that is, I`ve used around 10 min of phonecalls in the previous year).

    Instant messaging and email, specially now that internet is pretty much everywhere, is a much better form of communication. I`d count IM`s and emails in hundreds or even thousands a month.
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    Kegomatix Male 18-29
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    October 10, 2010 at 9:23 am
    Texting is awesome, because I hate talking on the phone. I would rather get a short, fast message from someone rather than pretend I want to talk to them for a couple minutes.
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    cyberninjaru Male 18-29
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    October 10, 2010 at 10:53 am
    This is wrong. It`s very illegal in New Mexico. Has been for a few years. I`ve gotten a few tickets myself.
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    Inter237 Male 18-29
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    October 10, 2010 at 11:58 am
    Yeah tommy because texting is so expensive at $5 a month unlimited...
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    malikymoo Female 18-29
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    October 10, 2010 at 1:31 pm
    who doesnt text?
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    cagel Female 18-29
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    October 10, 2010 at 1:32 pm
    Sexting forever.
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    idiotfilter Male 18-29
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    October 10, 2010 at 1:46 pm
    exactly kegomatix...can`t agree more.....btw

    who the f0ck says you can`t text on the toilet?!?!

    would a call be more polite?? f0cking morons....
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    xmastree_ph Male 40-49
    416 posts
    October 10, 2010 at 2:21 pm
    "I think everyone would agree that a longer limit would be better, even if you don`t use it..."

    Phones have been capable of stringing two or more messages together to make one large one for some time now. The message gets split into 160 character chunks and reassembled on the receiving phone. It`s no longer a problem.

    And texting while eating is ok, but not if you`re eating out with friends.
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    nastynate15 Male 18-29
    49 posts
    October 10, 2010 at 3:24 pm
    if i caught my partner texting during sex i`d slap her so fast...
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    whyme73 Male 18-29
    469 posts
    October 10, 2010 at 5:34 pm
    I`m glad text massages are rising though. So relaxing.
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    romanwho Male 13-17
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    October 10, 2010 at 5:40 pm
    I`m a 17th percentile for 15 year olds....representin`, yo.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    October 10, 2010 at 6:28 pm
    An average of 10 per hour for teens? lol... unlikely.

    I have never sent a text message... it`s hilariously marked up.
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    Steelgrid Male 30-39
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    October 10, 2010 at 6:53 pm
    "I have never sent a text message... it`s hilariously marked up."

    Just because you cant afford a cell phone doesnnt mean this is marked up. This is actually undermarked if anything. You cannot go anywhere without seeing a KID on a cellphone texting someone. This is rather astounding considering as a child I had to ask to use the phone and wasnt allowed to answer it.

    Cell phones have helped, alot. But as far as youth having these I am not much in agreeance with it. If I were to give my daughter a phone, at her age, I would definatly be restricing numbers and call to those I have met. You know, kinda like the restrictions on sleepovers?
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    Trojan Male 18-29
    511 posts
    October 10, 2010 at 7:30 pm
    $60-70 billion dollars you say? I`m officially getting into the cell phone business.
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    Ogen Male 18-29
    441 posts
    October 10, 2010 at 9:23 pm
    @Steelgrid I have a cellphone. I don`t text. And texting is marked up, you pay about 300+ times the cost of sending the text, to send a text. Which is considerable mark up.
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    Roomster39 Male 13-17
    15 posts
    October 10, 2010 at 9:57 pm
    "Studies show that texting while driving slows down reaction time to that of a 70 year old."
    This can mean one of two things:
    1) 70 year olds and over need to be banned from driving.
    2) Texting while driving isn`t too bad of a thing.
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    BigMordecai Male 18-29
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    October 10, 2010 at 10:48 pm
    @Roomster39 I hope your trolling because you ignored that 20x more likely to crash thing. I hate ppl who text and drive.
    This constant obsession with phones has proven problematic in Japan where cell phone addiction has been studied and shown a major problem. Put down your phones and think freely your mind independent of the thoughts and lives of others.
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    nerocon Male 18-29
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    October 10, 2010 at 11:18 pm
    CA does in fact have laws about texting while driving.. they just pile texting and voice into one law called the hands free law. You can do whatever on your cell as long as your hands are free to drive.
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    AnnieLemon Female 13-17
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    October 10, 2010 at 11:31 pm
    massachusetts texting and driving ban went into effect of the first of october. minors cant use a phone at all while behind the wheel.
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    k10josumm Male 18-29
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    October 11, 2010 at 1:23 am
    how can 24% of 17s have sexted while only 20% of 18s have? does that mean that a bunch of the 17yr old sexters DIED? what the FCK is wrong with statistics these days. this is henceforth complete BS. every fact is void. i love how this always happens on IAB posts haha.. whatever. at least im not bored anymore.
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    k10josumm Male 18-29
    432 posts
    October 11, 2010 at 1:25 am
    nvm its a cross sectional study. i am retarded. thank you
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    k10josumm Male 18-29
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    October 11, 2010 at 1:29 am
    thats exactly what hes saying. that bcuz 70 yr olds can drive even tho they are just as bad as texting drivers means that they should be banned from driving. if they drive that badly but its still legal than texting while driving shouldnt be such a big deal. BASED on these statistics. only a retard would honestly say that texting + driving = okay
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    junkaddy Female 30-39
    261 posts
    October 11, 2010 at 2:46 am
    Texting while you`re having sex? How can ANYONE think that`s okay??
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    aznclueless Male 18-29
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    October 11, 2010 at 3:09 am
    so a 70 year old that texts is like a 140 year old driving?
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    yepimbored Male 30-39
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    October 11, 2010 at 8:12 am
    I hate the damn things. These "toys" get more attention than someone sitting right across from you. I`ve had teens answer a text while interviewing for a job! Jesus, put it down for a bit!
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    takeflight Male 13-17
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    October 11, 2010 at 1:41 pm
    Effective in Massachusetts on Oct. 1:

    The new MA Distracted Driving Law affects drivers of all ages but takes a particularly tough stance on teens under 18 who text and/o use cell phones while driving. The new law bans any cell phone use while driving by 16 and 17 year old drivers, including the use of a cell phone with hand free features, at any time while driving. Under the new Distracted Driving Law, teen drivers can make calls in an emergency- but are urged to pull over and park first, according to information posted on the MA State Government website.

    Under new law, police will be able to pull over any driver suspected of using a mobile electronic device for texting or accessing the Internet. First time offenders are subject to a $100 fine. Junior operators observed using a cell phone can also be cited and subject to a $100 fine and the loss of their license for 60 days. Teen offenders will also be required to take a driver retraining course through the National
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    tincel1372 Female 18-29
    423 posts
    October 11, 2010 at 3:50 pm
    if a guy would start texting while we were having sex, i`d shove his cellphone up his ass
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    jasonlowe Male 18-29
    90 posts
    October 11, 2010 at 4:17 pm
    #5 - Text massages? WTF is that?
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    PBZebras Male 18-29
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    October 11, 2010 at 8:29 pm
    Texting is acceptable while having sex, lol
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    eskimo9 Male 18-29
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    October 13, 2010 at 4:47 am
    It makes me sad to be part of this generation. I realise that some people do spend a helmet-wearingly retarded amount of time using phones, apparently even in their sleep, but I just can`t understand how, or why. *sigh*
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    meepmaker Male 30-39
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    October 18, 2010 at 2:16 pm
    Wish the phone company would pay off my house.

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