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Post by CivBase on Fri Jan 30, 2009 3:42 pm

The average teen sends 20 texts per day... scary.
I'm going to assume that each text takes around... lets say 10 seconds, give or take a few.

10x20: 200 seconds per day spent on texting
200x365: 73,000 seconds per year, or 1,216 minutes, or 20.25 hours.
73000x80= 5,840,000 seconds in an average life, or 97,333 minutes, or 1622 hours.

That translates into 811 days or 2.22 years!

So, is texting as much as we do now a-day a bad thing?


Please, nobody add a poll until the choices are more clear.

I myself am strictly against texting. While using it occasionally if someone's phone isn't on or if you're sending a file is okay, these extensive conversations that most teens have are just crazy! I saw a girl on the news that drove up a 500-page phone bill. WTF? And just looking for some of the info for this, I saw a concerned parent asking if her daughter sending 7000 texts a month was too much. I think this is WAY out of hand. In the well-put words of my uncle after getting my cousin a phone with texting, "If you don't have enough balls to call the person up and talk to them, you shouldn't be texting them."

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Post by Toaster on Fri Jan 30, 2009 3:45 pm

I don't text much... but I'm just not very social.

Now lets see... I spend about... AT LEAST 5 or so hours a day on my computer....

I don't even want to know...


holly shit.... 14.5 years... That's just depressing


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Post by Jamiesway on Fri Jan 30, 2009 3:46 pm

i text alot its my way to talk to my friends (mostly nickky)
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Post by KrAzY on Fri Jan 30, 2009 3:52 pm

i send 10 texts a month
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Post by Angatar on Fri Jan 30, 2009 3:55 pm

I don't have a phone.

(LOL)
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Post by CivBase on Fri Jan 30, 2009 3:56 pm

I don't have texting, and if I did, I wouldn't spend near as much time on it as most of my friends.

But you can get a ton more done on a computer than on a phone, and 500x as fast. I can keyboard about half as fast as I can talk (sometimes just as fast), but I text at like 2 words per minute.

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Post by Toaster on Fri Jan 30, 2009 3:58 pm

I've seriously sunken into depression at this point. I just might go outside.
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Post by Dud Doodoo on Fri Jan 30, 2009 4:10 pm

Outside or not doesn't matter, all that matters is if you enjoy it.

Most of my friends spend over 5 hours a day skateboarding, doing drugs, and getting arrested. I think I'm living more than them.

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Post by KristallNacht on Fri Jan 30, 2009 5:02 pm

um, during periods that i have girlfriends i'll text upwards of 500 messages a day. when i don't, it's a lot less. sometimes no more than 5 a day.

pretty much all of which are during class. we can seriously get 5+ texts back and forth in 1 minute, including time for our phone carriers to cover the transfer. normally, i'll call when i'm at home. and i normally call whenever it's something important/urgent. if it's an "at your leisure" type thing, i just text it.

My phone plan has unlimited txt/pix, unlimited data and 1400 minutes.
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Post by BBJynne on Fri Jan 30, 2009 5:40 pm

Angatar wrote:I don't have a phone.

(LOL)

what he said

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Post by Rotaretilbo on Fri Jan 30, 2009 5:54 pm

I text a lot, and it is an important facet of communication, because I can relay short, concise messages to friends without calling them. For example, I can text my friend Jeni "Lunch?" and we three texts later, we have planned lunch. There are just certain things, like "Running late" or "Meet you there" that are just too short to be worth a call, and that is where texting excels. It is also great because sometimes your friend can't answer the phone, or doesn't have it with, and so texting takes the place of a voice mail, but way easier to access.

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Post by CivBase on Fri Jan 30, 2009 6:02 pm

Very true, but the conversations are just kinda stupid. Many of my friends just text each other back and forth at night until they fall asleep.

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Post by Rasq'uire'laskar on Fri Jan 30, 2009 6:55 pm

I own a cell phone.
That being said, I have stripped most of the features from it. No games. No internet. Nada.
I make five calls a month, if that. I do not text, because I can talk faster than I can text.

So for me, texting is unneccessary, and if you have a 10-message conversation, you might as well as called the person.
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Post by Kasrkin Seath on Fri Jan 30, 2009 7:02 pm

Rasq'uire'laskar wrote:I own a cell phone.
That being said, I have stripped most of the features from it. No games. No internet. Nada.
I make five calls a month, if that. I do not text, because I can talk faster than I can text.

So for me, texting is unneccessary, and if you have a 10-message conversation, you might as well as called the person.
pretty much the same thing here
I make about 1 call per month... probably less
I just call my friends on my home phone when possible or just go over to their house when i want to talk to them.
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Post by KristallNacht on Fri Jan 30, 2009 7:12 pm

eh, texting in class is kinda the only way to go lol
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Post by Onyxknight on Fri Jan 30, 2009 10:21 pm

well i have a phone with free text and most of the time its my partents telling me something and i get free phone calls with other people with my same service....and i make maybe 10 calls a month..and during a month i normaly use only 4 of our minutes.

well i do say texting is ok but texting way to much like lets say 1,000 messages aday is a bit to much.
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Post by Gold Spartan on Fri Jan 30, 2009 10:39 pm

I'm against texting. Why should I spend 20 minutes typing on a phone when I can do so much more with actual words! even If I had a phone I'd make sure I didnt have text features. Texting is destroying what's left of verbal communication.
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Post by KristallNacht on Fri Jan 30, 2009 11:52 pm

lol

Gold, somehow I doubt you have much a social life, as the rest of you that say you use like no minutes and don't text.

Try talking to girls. YES YES, they DO exist!!!
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Post by Toaster on Fri Jan 30, 2009 11:52 pm

KristallNacht wrote:lol

Gold, somehow I doubt you have much a social life, as the rest of you that say you use like no minutes and don't text.

Try talking to girls. YES YES, they DO exist!!!


Holy shit, you mean it isn't just anamatronics in those videos???
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Post by Rasq'uire'laskar on Sat Jan 31, 2009 12:11 am

ReconToaster wrote:
KristallNacht wrote:lol

Gold, somehow I doubt you have much a social life, as the rest of you that say you use like no minutes and don't text.

Try talking to girls. YES YES, they DO exist!!!


Holy shit, you mean it isn't just anamatronics in those videos???
Mhmm... I prefer TALKING to girls. On a cell phone, if I can't talk to them in real life.
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Post by Rotaretilbo on Sat Jan 31, 2009 12:57 am

You see, the thing is, Gold, that I can text a quick message in a minute if not less, and it is normally not something worth calling. Plus, I normally set up lunch plans during Java. Not like I do much else in that class. Razz

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Post by thane321 on Sun Feb 01, 2009 4:39 pm

idk where my phone is. well lets face it, mum, by default has unlimited money and therefore can let me use the home pone with no charge. Very Happy

and it takes me forever to type a decent sized text.

i've had my mobile scnce primary school...

camera phones were like omgwtf! back then.

I'm against texting. Why should I spend 20 minutes typing on a phone when I can do so much more with actual words! even If I had a phone I'd make sure I didnt have text features. Texting is destroying what's left of verbal communication.
well msn and stuff is kinda the same
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Post by Dud Doodoo on Sun Feb 01, 2009 6:40 pm

I confess to taking 71 pictures and 3 videos of my engineering teacher in class. XD

MR WALLACE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Post by Angatar on Sun Feb 01, 2009 6:51 pm

>.>
Gay? Stalking? Attempted assassination?
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Post by L0d3x on Sun Feb 01, 2009 6:53 pm

KrAzY wrote:i send 10 texts a month

That's around my minimum texts as well. I do most of my communication on Facebook or MSN...texting is just so damn expensive. However it depends on the "state"...whenever I have a gf my phonebill rises through the roof =(

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