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Texting Turns 20-Years-Old
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Happy 20th Birthday, Text Messaging!

Although it became a widely used form of communication only recently, texting is actually a decades-old technology. In fact, it celebrated its 20th birthday on Monday, which makes it older than most of the kids who use it. OMG!

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The fastest texters in the US compete in the US National Texting Championship in New York City.
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Quick Texters Compete in US National Texting Championship – Daily Dose of Weird [VIDEO]

It seems like most people text with their phones more than they talk on them these days. I text all the time, and I'm not always sure why. It takes more effort to type out thoughts on a tiny keyboard, rather than just say them.  Plus, it's impossible to know someone's inflection and tone of voice through text. If I had a dime for every misinterpreted text I've dealt with, I'd have...well, a whole lot of dimes; at least ten or 20 bucks worth! But some folks are so good at texting, they are actually winning huge cash prizes for doing it!  Read on to see what I mean.

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Could Texting Make Kids’ Grammar Worse?

We already know texting while driving is bad, but new research seems to indicate that even before kids are old enough to get behind the wheel, texting might have another downfall: it’s making their grammar worse.

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Woman texting and driving
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Study: Texting or Emailing While Driving Doubles Reaction Time

By now, most of us are aware that texting or multi-tasking in the car is not safe. A new study by Texas A&M University's Texas Transportation Institute reveals just how dangerous texting or emailing and driving can be

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Middle Age Texxting Codes-Michael And Susan Best Of [AUDIO]

If you ever text you know people use all kinds of codes. OMG, UR, BTW etc. I get tons of forwarded emails from listeners, friends and my Dad.  Usually, I've seen them all multiple times But, here's what the good major sent me that I hadn't seen yet.

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BTW, They’re Also Called Acronyms

My phone is not a member of Mensa, in fact it's only about as smart as I am, but I do get calls and texts on it from my savvy friends.  While I am delighted to be dragged into technology (kicking and screaming), 'Text Speak' is a whole new thing to me.

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