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CBS 42 reports on texting and teens

May 27, 2009

The New York Times did what big media does best: stir up a lot of hoohah over teens and something trendy. Though texting ain’t exactly trendy anymore.

In “Texting May Be Taking a Toll,” the reporter talks with various experts (doctors, therapists, professors) about just how much teens text, and how it may affect them negatively.

Which leads to today’s report on CBS 42.

CBS 42 WIAT - Sleep Deprivation & Sore Thumbs For Teens

Bless reporter Rick Jackson, who came by before class today to do a quick interview. Actually, the report is unintentionally hilarious. (You can click through to read the story and click on the video in the upper right.)

“They can overdose on television, they can overdose on being online, they can overdose on texting, and personally, I don’t think it’s healthy,” Kwon says.

Boo! (Scared?)

I’m not sure we’re quite at panic mode yet, but if I helped contribute to the panic, you’re welcome.

CBS 42: “Sleep Deprivation & Sore Thumbs For Teens”

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. May 27, 2009 6:59 pm

    I love the shot :20 into the piece, where you are towering over Rick like a talk show host peering down toward the lowly denizens of the couch.

    • May 27, 2009 7:31 pm

      Yeah, for some reason, he had me sit onstage, while he sat below.

      Or, I’m actually 9 feet tall.

      • Nick Patterson permalink
        May 28, 2009 8:52 pm

        What about old folks texting? Who needs sleep more than us?

  2. May 28, 2009 11:52 pm

    Old folks texting? Like this??

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