Have you ever sent a text message to the wrong person? I know I have. If more than two people are texting me at one time, I generally can keep them straight but every so often I’ll shoot off a yes or no to the wrong person in the middle of a conversation. (Sue me, I can’t type on my standard phone!) However, one thing I can say is that I’m way more careful than most people, who apparently are routinely sending racy texts and sexts to the wrong person.
According to a survey by UK site SellMyMobile.com, some 20 percent of Brits have sent racy text messages to the wrong person, with 43 percent of those under age 25 having sent racy texts to the wrong person. Nearly one in 10 has been caught sexting. “Text and picture messaging has now become so second nature that people are less cautious, leading to messages frequently going astray,” said Keir McConomy, Managing Director of SellMyMobile. “A key aspect of text messaging is that it allows a more detached method of communication. This was part of its initial popularity and a likely explanation for the large number of people willing to send out explicit content.”
Yeesh, is this what people are using their cell phones for? No wonder I always see people glued to their phones when I can barely be bothered to answer mine! They’re getting way more interested texts than I ever do.
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