Uh Oh: Texting Turns You Into A Dumb, Tense Zombie With Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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The New York Times panics about a scary new trend:

NYT: American teenagers sent and received an average of 2,272 text messages per month in the fourth quarter of 2008… — almost 80 messages a day, more than double the average of a year earlier.

The phenomenon is beginning to worry physicians and psychologists, who say it is leading to anxiety, distraction in school, falling grades, repetitive stress injury and sleep deprivation.

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