All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Texting’

People Who Tweet While Driving Are Doing It ‘All the Time’, God Help Us

AT&T has been running its “It Can Wait” campaign for a few years now, shining a light on the country’s continued problem with distracted driving. Every so often it puts out a survey and every time the result come back it’s like oh my god what the hell are people doing. First things first – 61 percent of people say …

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Verizon, Sprint Pay $158M for ‘Cramming’ Bogus Charges

The Federal Communications Commission has announced that Verizon and Sprint will pay a combined $158 million to settle “cramming” investigations, wherein the Commission found that the carriers were cramming unauthorized charges onto customers’ bills. The majority of such charges came from so-called “premium text services”. “For too long, consumers have been charged on their phone bills for things they did …

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Florida Woman Texted “Driving Drunk Woo” Right Before Allegedly T-Boning a Truck and Killing Her Passenger

A person is dead thanks to the careless actions of a Florida woman, so there’s nothing funny about this story. But its sheer stupidity factor makes it important. In August of 2013, a 22-year-old woman ran a red light at 4:45 am and plowed her rented smart car into the side of a truck. She survived, the driver of the …

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Teens, Get the Hell Off Your Phones and Drive

This post is brought to you by cranky old men everywhere. Teens, put down your goddamn phones and look at the road. Stop changing tracks on Spotify, stop texting bae. Stop dancing with your friends and looking at stuff in your passenger seat. Please look at the road. You’re going to die. Check out this two minute video from AAA: …

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Texting Woman Walks Into a Train, Only Suffers Broken Arm

We all know texting and driving is stupid and dangerous, but little by little we’re all learning the perils of texting and walking. A Lakeland, Florida woman is in the hospital after she was too distracted by her device to see (or hear!?) an oncoming train. “The investigation revealed that Miller was walking north bound with her head down looking …

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Man Texts Probation Officer Looking to Buy Pot

On average, Americans send and receive over 40 text messages every day. With all of that texting, one is bound to screw up every once in a while and text the wrong person. Let’s just call this the most unlucky instance of that. WALB is Albany, Georgia says that Alvin Cross Jr. has been sentenced to a couple years in …

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Textaholic Granny Sends Family Motivational Text from the Grave

Everyone has their own way of coping with death and loss, and unless that coping mechanism is harmful to other, well, to each their own. If people want to grieve by texting their deceased loved ones, that’s perfectly ok. I mean, it’s really no different than going to a cemetery and ‘talking’ to them, right? While we could probably argue …

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PopKey Is the GIF Keyboard You’ve Desperately Wanted

Now that you’ve used iOS 8’s new third-party keyboard option to use SwiftKey or other swipe text keyboards (because who wasn’t waiting for that?), please be alert to the fact that there is now an all-GIF keyboard that you can download. Right now. We’ve all been communicating in animated GIFs for some time now. It’s pretty much a new language. …

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You Probably Shouldn’t Text and Drive with Google Glass Either, Says Study

If one of your reasons for possibly purchasing Google Glass is safer communication while driving, you might want to rethink your assumptions. In what he’s calling the first study of its kind, University of Central Florida researcher Ben Sawyer has tested the notion that texting with Google Glass while driving is safer than doing it the old fashioned way. What …

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Buffalo Bills Fans Sue Over Text Alert Snafu, Win Buffalo Bills Gift Cards

Thousands of Buffalo Bills fans will receive gift cards to purchase official Buffalo Bills merchandise after they received a few too many text alerts from the team’s now-disbanded automatic text service. Back in 2012, Bills fan Jerry Wojcik filed a class-action lawsuit against the NFL organization, claiming that he received three-too-many texts from the Bills during a two-week period. The …

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Texting and Driving Targeted in DoT’s First National Anti-Distracted Driving Ads

Everyone can agree that any deaths that stem from distracted driving are tragic, but 3,328 in a single year? That’s just staggering. In light of these shocking numbers, the U.S. Department of Transportation is doing something they’ve never done before–run a national ad campaign about distracted driving, and most specifically, texting while driving. Starting today and running for a week, …

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Woman Pranks Daughter with School Shooting Text in Dumbest April Fools’ Joke of the Year

And you thought Netflix’s sizzling bacon documentary was bad… A 54-year-old woman has been charged with disturbing schools, breaching the peace, and unlawful use of a telephone after sending a text to her daughter claiming that shots had been fired at a Virginia College campus where she worked. It could go down as the dumbest April Fools’ joke of the …

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