Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Text Queen, Sign of the Narcissistic Times

What more illustrates the narcissism of our times than this story about a teen girl who sent over 14,000 text messages in a month.

Now I'm all for using new technology as much as we efficiently can. I text my fair amount, as it is very useful for brief, low-time-dependent information exchange, or for communication when audible options are not viable (ie, in a loud bar, or movie theatre). But almost 500 texts in one day? No one has that much to say, especially a teenager. This is just another example of the ever-creeping narcissism in the Myspace era, where everyone thinks their every utterance and thought warrants someone else's attention. Sorry kids, they don't, not by a long shot.

2 comments:

notedscholar said...

Correct me if I'm wrong... but text messages are sent to others, not to the self.

Your whole premise is way off.

NS
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ScienceAvenger said...

Yes, sent to others as if those others really need to hear whatever it is you are saying. Where's the flawed premise?