CELL PHONE TEXT STALKING AND CONTROL

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    Dec 18, 2009 4:11 PM GMT
    Last night I saw an interesting public service commercial where a girl is followed around by a guy dressed up like a cell phone, repeatedly asking her to text him and call him. The commercial was a warning to teens about people who call others or text others so much that it can be looked at as a way to violate someone's space, harass, and control them. Thank god I don't use a cell phone only in emergencies, and never text.

    What are your thoughts. Are you guilty of overcontacting people?
  • drypin

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    Dec 18, 2009 4:28 PM GMT
    My thoughts:
    At 46, my dear fellow, though attractive and youthful, I think, like me, you can safely count yourself outside the realm of teens who overtext each other. Even without God's assistance, though I'm sure He appreciates whatever gratitude He gets these days.

    In reply to your question,
    I don't think so. I think I'm pretty respectful with my BB, putting it on silent during seminars, lessons and movies, or vibrate during conversations with colleagues and friends. I do tend to text if I'm running late, which is... well... 9 times out of 10. I prefer face-to-face contact, so I'm pretty aware if the other person is overtaxed by our interaction.

  • Dec 18, 2009 4:36 PM GMT
    I'm usually guilty of undercontacting people.. haha. It's a turnoff for me when someone texts me 15 times before I get a chance to respond. It happens a lot when you start dating again (it did for me).. people would text me all damn day long and get pissed when I didn't respond immediately.
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    Dec 18, 2009 4:55 PM GMT
    drypin saidMy thoughts:
    At 46, my dear fellow, though attractive and youthful, I think, like me, you can safely count yourself outside the realm of teens who overtext each other. Even without God's assistance, though I'm sure He appreciates whatever gratitude He gets these days.

    In reply to your question,
    I don't think so. I think I'm pretty respectful with my BB, putting it on silent during seminars, lessons and movies, or vibrate during conversations with colleagues and friends. I do tend to text if I'm running late, which is... well... 9 times out of 10. I prefer face-to-face contact, so I'm pretty aware if the other person is overtaxed by our interaction.



    Actually, I've watched my soon to be ex-roommate text people a lot. Especially his girlfriend during their drama moments. He's 36. He over texted and called a friend of mine too, and she wouldn't pick up.