Posted tagged ‘Text Message’

Average Teen Texts More Than 3,000 Times Monthly

October 15, 2010

…and I thought I texted a lot! According to recent studies, the average teenager sends over 3,000 texts per month.

From Mashable:

According to a new study from Nielsen, our society has gone mad with texting, data usage and app downloads. Nielsen analyzed the mobile data habits of over 60,000 mobile subscribers and surveyed over 3,000 teens during April, May and June of this year. The numbers they came up with are astounding.

Credit: The Nielsen Company

The number of texts being sent is on the rise, especially among teenagers age 13 to 17. According to Nielsen, the average teenager now sends 3,339 texts per month.

There’s more, though: teen females send an incredible 4,050 text per month, while teen males send an average of 2,539 texts. Teens are sending 8 percent more texts than they were this time last year.



Brett Favre and Playboy Pinup Jenn Sterger…

October 8, 2010

Just in time to take the arrival of Randy Moss out of the headlines, it appears that quarterback Brett Favre allegedly sent lewd photos and text messages to a female sideline reporter while he was with the New York Jets.


Credit: CBS News


Speaking to reporters yesterday, Favre declined to comment, stating: “I’m not getting into that.  I’ve got my hands full with the Jets.” Here is some video from the Los Angeles Times.

Obviously, the Jets are not all that he has his hands full with…

Could this possible take Karen Owen’s “senior thesis” out of the news?

From CBS News:

In August, Deadspin posted a story suggesting future Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre sent a slew of graphic photos – namely shots of his private parts – to model Jenn Sterger.

Now, Deadspin says they have the evidence.

The no-holds-barred sports website has posted voicemails and X-rated photos that Favre allegedly sent to Sterger when the QB played for the Jets and Sterger was a sideline reporter for the team.

Details Emerge in Murder of Steve McNair

October 20, 2009

It seems that the girlfriend of former NFL quarterback Steve McNair had grown frustrated with their relationship and was struggling with financial difficulties in the days leading up to their deaths back in July.

From USA Today:

Nashville police have released new details about the investigation into Steve McNair’s murder that show Sahel Kazemi had asked McNair for money and sent text messages about needing to be with him in the few days prior to their deaths on July 4.

The details were released in the middle of a two-part series aired on CBS’ Early Show criticizing the police investigation into the murder-suicide, although police officials have been working on a summary report of the investigation for several weeks.

From CNN:

McNair, 36, and Sahel Kazemi, 20, were found fatally shot in a condominium in downtown Nashville on July 4. Police have since ruled their deaths a murder-suicide.

“My life is just s— and I should end it,” Kazemi said the night before the couple were found dead, according to Sonya New, her shift manager at a Dave & Busters restaurant. New also said Kazemi was not her usual self and seemed down.

Though McNair was a married father of four, he was seeing Kazemi and at least one other woman, Leah Ignagni, according to Nashville police. McNair had spent the night at Ignagni’s apartment on July 2, two nights before he was killed, Ignagni told police.

mBlox Powers “In Stadium Solutions” to Improve Security and Safety Via Text Message

October 7, 2009

Client mBlox, the world’s largest mobile transaction network, today announced that the company is powering In Stadium Solutions’ rapidly growing security and marketing fan text messaging service for sporting events held in prominent venues such as Dolphin Stadium, Notre Dame Stadium, Dodger Stadium, Daytona International Speedway. The service has also been active at major sporting events such as the Super Bowl and BCS National Championship Game.

From the release:

ISS’ text messaging system reduces the number of incidents and improves security at venues by allowing fans to simply and discreetly text a shortcode with a keyword and a brief description of the issue and its location. Ushers, public safety personnel, first aid and event staff can then quickly and efficiently take action as needed. This has helped reduce the number of unruly incidents and dramatically increased the response time to any type of issue such as medical situations, housekeeping and other guest service issues.

In addition to security and safety issues, ISS enables venues to engage directly with fans both while they are at the venue, through mediums such as quizzes and special offers, and after the event with incentives for the fans to return. The system can also be used to generate sponsorship revenue.

“In Stadium Solutions is a highly innovative company which has taken SMS and turned it into a service that enables stadium ushers and security personnel to address incidents before they turn into problems,” said Brian Johnson, senior vice president of sales and marketing for the Americas and Asia Pacific for mBlox. “Billions of SMS are sent each month so consumers know and trust the format. Clearly, the major sporting venues have seen the value in enabling spectators to alert staff inconspicuously with no danger to the fans themselves.”

Brian Urlacher Done for Season

September 14, 2009

A devastating blow to the Chicago Bears who may have lost LB Brian Urlacher for the season last night after suffering a dislocated wrist against the rival Green Bay Packers.

From ESPN:

The six-time Pro Bowler had told the Chicago Tribune in a brief text message early Monday that his season was over.

Urlacher left Sunday’s 21-15 loss to the Green Bay Packers with a wrist injury in the third quarter.

Bears coach Lovie Smith said Urlacher dislocated his wrist, and no timetable had been set for his return.

Citing unnamed sources, the Tribune reported on Sunday night that Urlacher will have surgery when the team returns to Chicago. The newspaper reported that Urlacher had an X-ray at halftime, but an MRI was not needed.

From USA Today:

Urlacher told the Chicago Tribune that his “season is over” in a text message.

Bears coach Lovie Smith will meet reporters later in the day.

Urlacher, a 10-year veteran, was expected to have surgery on Monday. He left Sunday’s game after injuring his wrist on a tackle in the second quarter.

Skyline College on Lockdown After Shooting on Campus

September 2, 2009

A man was shot at Skyline College in San Bruno, California this afternoon at about 1:30 p.m. The campus has been locked down while police investigate the scene.

From Fox News:

The campus Web site posted the following “Emergency Notification” for students and faculty: “We have had a shooting on campus and are now in lockdown. Please shelter in place, away from windows, with doors shut until further notice. We are sending an emergency text message to all students.”

“We are trying to get everyone safe on campus,” wrote Lori Adrian, Vice President of Student Services, in a statement to The Skyline View.

Skyline College officials ordered a lockdown this afternoon after a student was shot in the buttocks in a parking lot there, officials told the San Francisco Chronicle. The wounded student is being treated in a nearby hospital.

The shooting happened in the parking lot campus in San Bruno, near the community college’s science building, the paper reported.

The shooter was believed to be at large on the campus Wednesday afternoon. San Bruno police were systematically clearing the school’s classrooms this afternoon, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

Girl Falls In Manhole While Texting

July 12, 2009

A 15 year old girl from New York has quite the story to tell after falling into an open manhole while texting this past week.

From CBS News:

Alexa Longueira, a high school sophomore, was walking along Victory Boulevard near Travis Avenue on Staten Island Wednesday evening when she felt the earth move and was plunged into smelly darkness.

She said the manhole she fell in to was left open and unattended with no warning signs or orange cones. She said two workers with the New York City Department of Environmental Protection failed to secure the area as they prepared to flush the sewer.

“It was just really gross and it was shocking and scary,” she said. “Because of their careless mistake I got hurt.”

Longueira has deep cuts and bruises and said she now has nightmares about falling, But she also did admit she was texting at the time.

“Regardless of whether I’m texting or not if there was a cone there I’m going to see a big orange cone,” she said. “I walk that sidewalk every day, I don’t expect a big hole there.”