Is Texting Bad for the Future of Democracy?
Don't laugh. A recent Nielsen study shows that Americans between the ages of 13 and 17 exchange, on average, 3,417 text messages a month. That’s one every eight minutes during the waking day, and that's just the average. Many people send and receive even more texts than that. A growing number of scientists and sociologists say this national addiction to cell phone technology is not just bad for