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Are you a TEXT MANIAC?! - February 2nd 2012, 07:16 AM

Hi Everyone!!

I hope you're having a groovy day!! lol

ARE YOU A TEXT MANIAC?!

I appreciate why texting is so appealing. It's like being with people - but not really being with them. The whole 'safe distance' thing can make us feel - well - SAFE! [In all sorts of different ways] Much like the Internet - but in a far more frenzied way.

The trouble is - REAL LIFE is going on at the SAME TIME and many of you are MISSING IT! When was the last time you took note of the pattern rain makes on a window? Or how leaves dance on the trees when a bus drives by? Or was aware of the exchange of smiles from one friend to another. [On the faces of people you don't even know]


TEXTING is FINE - for a limited TIME - every now and then!!

But don't allow yourself to become so dependent upon it that you miss out on what's going on in the world around YOU!

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Re: Are you a TEXT MANIAC?! - February 2nd 2012, 10:29 AM

Yeah, I definitely text too much for my own good. I like the world around me but it's my way of avoiding people sometimes.


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Re: Are you a TEXT MANIAC?! - February 2nd 2012, 11:33 AM

Yeah, even I am a HUGE textaholic!
It's like I just HAVE to talk to my friends, like, every 5 minutes! :O
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Re: Are you a TEXT MANIAC?! - February 2nd 2012, 02:28 PM

I text so much, it's unreal -.- I only really text one person everyone else doesn't deserve my love lol
   
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Re: Are you a TEXT MANIAC?! - February 2nd 2012, 02:42 PM

Used to be a textaholic. Used to text 16,000 a mont.
Now I'm lucky to get it to 1,000


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Re: Are you a TEXT MANIAC?! - February 5th 2012, 05:40 AM

^^' I am not a text-aholic, 'cause I don't have a cell, but I spend so much time on the internet (I'm not missing anything! it's 1:40 in the morning!)


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Re: Are you a TEXT MANIAC?! - February 5th 2012, 05:59 AM

Hahah, I was just talking about this with one of my other friends. I text a lot, but it's not nearly as bad as it used to be. Honestly, texting is my way to get away from the stress that comes from the outside world. I still take the time to go out and appreciate it, though.


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Re: Are you a TEXT MANIAC?! - February 14th 2012, 03:11 AM

I have a 3 year old basic flip phone and I rarely use it. The only thing I do with it is call people because I don't have a home phone and to text my fiance when he is not around and my best friend who lives a ways away. I do like to always have it with me though.
   
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Re: Are you a TEXT MANIAC?! - February 14th 2012, 04:00 AM

Blah. I barely text. I have a bad habit of leaving my phone off for days at a time.
   
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Re: Are you a TEXT MANIAC?! - February 14th 2012, 04:42 AM

I am sometimes but i can live without it. The top amount i send in a month (if im lucky) is about 1,000.





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Re: Are you a TEXT MANIAC?! - February 14th 2012, 04:55 AM

I don't think I'm a text maniac, though I do often pretend I'm texting/checking my phone so I can avoid people that I don't want to talk with
   
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Re: Are you a TEXT MANIAC?! - February 14th 2012, 05:01 AM

I dont text as much as I use to! When I first got my phone around freshman year, I texted from the time I woke up, until the time I went to bed.

Now I only text when needed, which is daily, but only about 30-150 texts a day.


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Re: Are you a TEXT MANIAC?! - February 14th 2012, 06:26 AM

I don't text I actually hate it I prefer to talk in person the most texts I've used a month are probably 2, one to my sister elling her not to text me but to call me anyone to a Super Bowl thing to win a jersey.


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Re: Are you a TEXT MANIAC?! - February 14th 2012, 01:16 PM

Haha I do indeed text quite often. I've cut down a lot, though It takes a lot for someone to keep me interested to keep texting them, so usually I only text the same few people




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Re: Are you a TEXT MANIAC?! - February 14th 2012, 03:36 PM

I don't really text much, I'm far too busy. If I actually text you, I must really like you or I'm bored.lol



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Re: Are you a TEXT MANIAC?! - February 14th 2012, 05:36 PM

I have a phone and used to be a text-aholic until i lost my phone. When I got a new one I couldn't be bothered texting anymore as I saw the outside world! :O Now I only text either my landlord or my family since I live on my own and on the occasion my best friend. I'm online about an hour everyday and the rest of it, I'm either at home or going out to see the world!


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Re: Are you a TEXT MANIAC?! - February 14th 2012, 06:01 PM

I text like 14,000 a month... I should stop that.
   
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Re: Are you a TEXT MANIAC?! - February 14th 2012, 06:17 PM

I used to ALWAYS be texting a ton of people. But now I hardly text at all.
   
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Re: Are you a TEXT MANIAC?! - February 14th 2012, 10:55 PM

I used to text all the time, but know I just hate having to stop what I'm doing to respond I usually just stop answering people


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Re: Are you a TEXT MANIAC?! - February 15th 2012, 12:26 AM

I DO TEXT ALOT, BUT I DON'T GO OVER BOARD. I SEND ABOUT 80-110 TEXTS A DAY


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Re: Are you a TEXT MANIAC?! - February 15th 2012, 01:42 AM

No, I don't have a phone. But I almost never stop listening to music on my MP3 Player!


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Re: Are you a TEXT MANIAC?! - February 15th 2012, 04:27 AM

Eh, I text a lot, but it's usually because people text me first I don't rely on my phone for everything.
   
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Re: Are you a TEXT MANIAC?! - February 15th 2012, 09:57 AM

Nope, mot a textaholic. Consequence of shitty cell phone and extreme lack of focus to try to type things out on a phone. xD I'm too fast on computer typing, texting takes too long.


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Re: Are you a TEXT MANIAC?! - February 15th 2012, 01:41 PM

My phone is a bit rubbish so texting and calling are about all I can do on it, and even that sucks sometimes! I only really use my phone when I text a few people, and more often than not I'll text people when I need something to look at to avoid eye contact with people I don't know or like. I wouldn't say I'm dependent, I just like having the option to block our other things.


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Re: Are you a TEXT MANIAC?! - February 15th 2012, 02:26 PM

I used to text a LOT, and I don't know what happened, but I only text someone if they text me first haha


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Re: Are you a TEXT MANIAC?! - February 15th 2012, 09:33 PM

I actually almost never text, I just give them a call. I guess I'm weird like that.


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Re: Are you a TEXT MANIAC?! - February 16th 2012, 12:02 AM

i am a txting maniac i txt almost all day... i feel incomplete without my fone right nxt 2 me... as a matter of fact im txting right now


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Re: Are you a TEXT MANIAC?! - February 18th 2012, 08:40 AM

I tend to only text when people text me- That's not a lot of the time!
Sometimes text conversations can last a very long time though, so I could text for days. It depends I guess.
   
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Re: Are you a TEXT MANIAC?! - February 18th 2012, 11:08 AM

I never used to text a-lot due to being on a pay as you go network rather than a contract sine switching to contract my phone is quite often glued to my hand whether I'm texting, going on-line on my phone, playing a game or calling someone, my phone is pretty much glued to my hand. Yet somehow I still never use all of my 250 text allowance up, so whether or not I am addicted to my phone I'm not sure. It might because my phone is only pretty much glued to my hand when I'm out and and about, when I'm at home it's not. I'll still text at home but not as much.



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Re: Are you a TEXT MANIAC?! - February 18th 2012, 11:17 AM

I definitely am with my partner, we tend to spend a lot of time apart due to other commitments and it's really quite rare the both of us are available at the same time for a phone call so we text as a substitute.

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Re: Are you a TEXT MANIAC?! - February 18th 2012, 12:17 PM

haha nope i actually talk on the phone more than text


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Re: Are you a TEXT MANIAC?! - February 18th 2012, 08:06 PM

I text all the time xD most of my text messages come from Twitter though


   
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Re: Are you a TEXT MANIAC?! - February 19th 2012, 11:58 PM

Nope, I only text a few of my friends. My phone is too old to text, some of the letters don't work and I type too fast for it so it skips letters.
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Re: Are you a TEXT MANIAC?! - February 20th 2012, 03:39 AM

I barely text.
For one, I am really slow at texting.
And second, I don't have anyone really to text. I think sense I got my phone in December I've texted like fifty times.
I'd rather use the internet or actually talk to the person or call them.


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Re: Are you a TEXT MANIAC?! - February 24th 2012, 04:00 PM

I much prefer to text rather than phone people... i only text a select few people regularly. My housemate makes me laugh at his pathetic attempt to prove he is very sociable by sitting in a corner on his phone all the time.

ooh, though I just remembered, I know a girl who went OVER the unlimited text limit ... yes I am also confused!! haha!




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Re: Are you a TEXT MANIAC?! - February 26th 2012, 01:27 AM

I don't text as much as I use to, a majority of my texts go to two people, and then a few to family members to tell them what time I need picked up from wherever. We're not allowed to use our phones at choir, or during theatre rehearsal, so that sort of forces us to talk to people. But we really only stay in our "neighborhood", as my choir director would put it. I mostly talk to the altos, because I'm an alto and I sit among them. In theatre I don't talk to the kids who have the leads, but the chorus actors like me.


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