Monday, November 15, 2010

When Texting Met Sexting

According to new research, it appears as though there is a correlation between how many texts a teenager sends in a day and how sexually promiscuous and drug-abusing they are. Some believe, as one sophomore girl from the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor said, “People who text more probably have a more active social life then those who do not. Therefore the ‘hyper-texters’ probably engage in more sexual and illicit activities because they have more people to do it with.”

However, the new research isn’t “suggesting that "hyper-texting" leads to sex, drinking or drugs, but say it's starting to see an apparent link between excessive messaging and that kind of risky behavior…It found that about one in five students were hyper-texters and about one in nine are hyper-networkers - those who spend three or more hours a day on Facebook and other social networking websites. About one in 25 falls into both categories.”

So maybe our anonymous sophomore girl is correct or maybe being more textually active does indeed lead to being more sexually active. Regardless, the real question is, what does that say about all of the girls in Greek Life who BBM and text as if they were getting paid by the second? Let’s just say it gives a whole new meaning to “pin me.”

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