News flash: Teens would rather talk face to face than text.
That’s the news in this new report… interesting stuff!
New study of 13-21 year olds: Â 71% of the respondents preferred texting to phone calling.
It is pretty amazing how mobile phones have taken over the world and it is even more amazing if you seeÂ usage numbers put in perspective.
HT: Â TNW
Remember, the lady that was texting while walking through the mall and fell into the fountain? Â It was an internet sensation last week. Â And. it. was. funny.
Well, turns out the woman in the video is ticked. Â Ticked that mall security tapes of her falling into the mall fountain were released on YouTube. Â Also disgusting to her were the mall security personnel laughing at her with their play-by-play of the tape.
After all, Cathy Cruz Marrero is a Christian, and was just texting back a friend from church.
Not that that has anything to do with it.
Or the fact that nobody in the world knew who she was or who everyone was laughing at until she talked to the local TV station.
Well… one person, I guess knew it was her. Â Another friend from church saw the video on YouTube, recognized her walk, and called her to make sure she was ok.
One thing leads to another, and now Cathy may sue. Â I’m just not sure what for.
What do you think?
Would you side with Cathy? Â We really shouldn’t take videos of people doing stupid things (or funny things) and post them on YouTube, even if they’re anonymous?
Or with the Mall security people who posted this, because it was ‘just too good NOT to share with the world’.
I think I’d be in the latter’s camp.
I’ve learned a long time ago that I had better learn to laugh at myself… if only because others are already laughing at me.
What say you?
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