This article describes an NOP survey into the habits of mobile users in Great Britain. It shows that text messaging is now being used for many activities that were traditionally done in a more personal manner:
- 31 per cent have sent a love letter by text.
- 9 nine per cent have broken up with someone by text.
More worryingly is the finding that:
- 13 per cent of respondents admitted having been stalked by an unwanted admirer via text.
Admittedly texts are easier to trace and ignore, but stalking is no joke at all. Yet another example of how changes in technology are outpacing society’s ability to deal with them.