Newspaper Publishes Totally Made Up List Of 'Disorders' Associated With Text Messaging
from the credibility? dept
As the anonymous person who submitted this story noted, this appears to be a respectable Australian news publication, presenting a list of totally made up “texting disorders” put together by a “technology researcher” as if they were real and serious issues. The list is almost comical:
- Textaphrenia: thinking you’ve heard or felt a new text message vibration when there is no message.
- Textiety: a feeling of anxiety from not receiving or sending any text messages.
- Post-traumatic text disorder: injuries related to texting, such as walking into objects by not paying attention to your surroundings.
- Binge texting: sending massive amounts of texts to build self-esteem among peers.
Those aren’t disorders. That’s a joke list that someone put together for fun, right?