The other day I saw a woman crossing a busy grocery store parking lot holding an infant in one hand and texting with the other. To me, the risk vs. reward of this action means you should not do it. I am prepared to be persuaded by evidence for either category. Maybe the risk of injury and probability of dropping a baby held one handed while texting are less than I think. Also, maybe the reward for texting is greater: it is much more important to text right then… and so for all of you’all ??
Maybe it is medical emergencies? Many people texting in to tell others to start scrubbing for surgery, I’m on my way? Let’s say a million doctors, all of whom are texters , divided by 10 E 8 (one hundred million ) phone users. Ok, 1%. It is more than I would have guessed.
People trading options on interest rate futures? I can understand why you are glued to your Samsung Galaxy. Let’s be generous and say another 1%.
Prostitutes and Johns ? I could understand the urgency, but I just can’t see this breaking 10%.
People using Tinder and doing Tinder-like things, Antony Weiner things? I don’t use Tinder, don’t know anyone who does, and have trouble understanding articles about it: Could this be as common as the article implies?
Amateur Field Entomologists ?
Ann: OMG a Coccinellidae just me
Betty: LOL u or ur window ?
Betty: gr8 time lkn for Xestobium with u .
So what are you people texting about?