However I went on to say that the thing I really disliked was text messaging. The constant ‘mipping’ noise indicating that a new message has arrived. The daily vision of people hunched over their phones. Cursing predictive text. Their features seeming ever more gaunt when picked out by the LCD backlight. Groups of kids huddled together all with phones in hand most likely texting each other. It seems that one can’t go for a walk, a bus ride a train journey without seeing people bashing away at the tiny little key pads as if their very lives depended on it.
‘Oh I must text because if I don’t text other people they won’t text me and than I won’t have any friends’.
And I’ve often thought that there must be something wrong with quite a few of these people.
But as I found out today there actually might be something wrong with quite a few of these people which is both personally satisfying and vindicating but quite worrying at the same time.
According to an editorial by Dr. Jerald Block, a psychiatrist at the Oregon Health and
Block says users can lose all track of time or neglect "basic drives" such as eating or sleeping. Some may need psychoactive medications or hospitalisation to combat their over-reliance.
Mip Mip Mip
The down side is that the piece also includes usage of the internet and e-mailing as other major causes.