Losing Our Humanity
Ever feel like your hundredth text of the day may have been just a little too calculated? You may be suffering from a severe case of shallowness, according to a new study by the University of Winnipeg, which found that people who send more than a hundred texts a day are more concerned with their image and what others think of them.
Do you enjoy rolling the window down while driving to catch the breeze in your hair? Hooking your iPhone up to the car stereo so you can enjoy the complex musical stylings of 2 Chainz? What about prioritizing sending a text message over other people’s safety?
If so, you’re in luck: the “designated texter” campaign, launched in Florida, could help you send your undoubtedly very important text and not accidentally kill anybody in a car accident. It’s a win/win!
Kids These Days
The New York Times dove into the hyper connected world of 20 something with smartphones this weekend, returning with some shocking revelations about the behavior of this new cyber culture. A few findings:
People are always texting one another on their phones, even when they are out to dinner.
Checking in to venues. Passive aggressively emailing friends who are checking in when you are stuck at work.
To maintain an information edge, the digital youth keeps a device handy at all times. Spencer Lazar, founder of Spontaneously, sleeps with his smartphone, iPad and laptop in the bed.
Our Modern World
The kids these days!
More than half the teens interviewed for a hand-wringing piece in The New York Jewish Week admitted to breaking the holy sabbath’s ban on using electricity in order to send text messages.
“It’s a literally hot-button issue,” says the report. The kids are calling it keeping, “half Shabbos,” for those Read More