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Texting whilst walking is dangerous. Very dangerous.

America’s fastest growing network morning newscast, CBS News, is reporting that texting whilst walking isn’t good.

It’s bad.

So bad in fact that it could get you killed.

In other news, I’d like to point out that if you stick a knife into your heart, you could very well kill yourself.

Also: And, I don’t blame you if you didn’t already know this, but if you cut off your head with your penknife, you are in serious, serious danger of killing yourself.

Cutting your hedge with a hedge trimmer could be very, very dangerous too.

Swimming could be really dangerous as well. Especially if you open your mouth and breathe continually. I’m just saying.

You take care now.

By Ewan

Ewan is Founder and Editor of Mobile Industry Review. He writes about a wide variety of industry issues and is usually active on Twitter most days. You can read more about him or reach him with these details.

23 replies on “Texting whilst walking is dangerous. Very dangerous.”

If you haven't, I'd highly recommend the book “It's Not News, It's Fark: How Mass Media Tries to Pass Off Crap as News” by Drew Curtis (the founder of Fark.com). It speaks to this kind of thing exactly, blowing things up to make a story out of it — very good stuff!

-olly

Oh crud, I'm always tapping away at my mobile whilst walking – texting only taking up a fraction of that. Does it mean I'm okay surfing the net, checking my location, and Jaiku-ing, as long as I avoid texting?

If you haven't, I'd highly recommend the book “It's Not News, It's Fark: How Mass Media Tries to Pass Off Crap as News” by Drew Curtis (the founder of Fark.com). It speaks to this kind of thing exactly, blowing things up to make a story out of it — very good stuff!

-olly

Oh crud, I'm always tapping away at my mobile whilst walking – texting only taking up a fraction of that. Does it mean I'm okay surfing the net, checking my location, and Jaiku-ing, as long as I avoid texting?

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