Have you heard of texting syndrome?

@Salamnda (485)
United Kingdom
October 3, 2015 8:32pm CST
Text messages may seem harmless enough, with flurries of “Yo’s,” “Sups?” and “I heart you’s.” Send 100 text messages a day – which the average teenager does - and you could end up with carpal tunnel syndrome, and an appointment with a surgeon’s knife. Have you heard of it ?
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@Asylum (48103)
• Manchester, England
4 Oct 15
I could not imagine typing out 100 texts per day, although I have no doubts that many do. I find text speak deplorable and always type out a message correctly, but typing a message on a mobile phone is such a nightmare that most of the time I would simply telephone the person and speak to them directly. Nowadays people seem to spend hundreds of pounds purchasing a top of the range mobile, then make around 2 calls a year on it.
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@Salamnda (485)
• United Kingdom
4 Oct 15
social media is the way , they text including the instant massaging in social media , the act is the same to , and yes there is people who send more than 100 a day
@Asylum (48103)
• Manchester, England
4 Oct 15
@Salamnda My neighbour is one of those people. I have seen him text a message to his friend and wait for a reply, then respond again and so forth. He will happily hold a long conversation this way, whereas I would rather use the mobile for it's original purpose and speak to the person instead.
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@Bluedoll (17208)
• Canada
4 Oct 15
I suppose the young can be stupid and get away with it. Carpal tunnel syndrome could be a serious side effect but there are other things that are concerning too. A picture I've seen long ago of Chinese girls standing outside their school, no one talking, everyone texting stayed in my brain. Is this truly a social change in society.
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@allknowing (56777)
• India
4 Oct 15
I only use my mobile to send serious message unlike these nerds who have nothing better to do.
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@Salamnda (485)
• United Kingdom
4 Oct 15
what about social media?
@allknowing (56777)
• India
4 Oct 15
@Salamnda I will never give up on writing the normal way.
@skysnap (17505)
4 Oct 15
Heard it for first time. I only knew about the people who are suffering from the selfies. and that is now quite a serious addiction for sure. That being said life with texting language must be hard for some people.
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@rosekiss (30093)
• Eugene, Oregon
4 Oct 15
The only texting I do is with my daughter, and then we don't text everyday, like we talk. It is nice to have the text feature though, as sometimes she wants to tell me something, so she will text me instead of calling. I have never heard of texting syndrome at all. I suppose it is possible.
@scheng1 (24890)
• Singapore
4 Oct 15
Yes, I think the risk is real. The teens do not realize that they are building up habits that will hurt them when they get older. They think that they are smart and invincible. Sometimes I think that modern technology changes us into robots who do not know how to communicate with each other face to face.