Text messaging has become a standard form of communication. Indeed, many cell phone users text more than they actually talk these days. The popularity of texting plans and options is a testament to just how accepted texting has become in the mainstream.
According to an NPR report earlier this year, South Korea has the quickest texters. The ability to text quickly and accurately is a useful skill. But is there a risk to texting? After all, too much Nintendo playing was said to induce symptoms of carpel tunnel syndrome.
A woman interviewed in the report said she rode a motorcycle down busy urban streets while texting. This kind of dangerous multitasking is an easy way to get hurt. Texting while driving or operating machinery has already proved itself as a bad idea causing drivers to lose concentration from the road and any obstacles that may lie ahead.
The Metrolink train crash in Los Angeles several years ago was found out to be caused by a train operator missing a signal because he was occupied with texting. Texting while driving is now illegal, at least in the state of California, and more and more pedestrians are getting injured as a result of texting while crossing busy intersections.
As texting continues to increase in popularity, one has to wonder how far our risky behaviors will go in order for us to stay connected with one another. A lot of businesses have taken note of the usefulness of texting. Text messaging has become one of many business pos systems. Point of sale systems allow for real-time, on the go purchasing making transactions more efficient for both customer and seller. For some, you can now text your order to your favorite restaurant and your food will be waiting for you when you arrive seen in chain owned pizza parlors.
Michael Dykstra is an expert writer on business pos systems and is based in San Diego, California. He writes extensively for an online resource that provides expert advice on purchasing and outsourcing decisions for small business owners and entrepreneurs such as point of sale systems at Resource Nation .