Teen racks up 14,528 texts in one month

In California a 13 year old girl was able to rack up an astounding 14,528 text messages in one month. For those keeping track that's 484 a day which breaks down to 20 an hour or 1 every three minutes, for the entire month!

http://www.neowin.net/news/main/09/01/14/teen-racks-up-14528-texts-in-one-month - via neowin

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Parents need to learn how to control there kids habits. This is just ridiculous, does this kid not have anything else to do? Like maybe join a club, sport, or something constructive? Hell Dad or Mom, take the girl camping or something where she can, ya know... enjoy this world while she can. I'm just baffled really, ha
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Sending the same message to multiple people counts as individual texts, so depending on her network speed and the size of her send list, she could easily text a couple hundred in a matter of minutes. I didn't click the link but if this is the same article I read on CNN last week, the father said he has unlimited texting so money's not the concern. Rather, the lack of social life outside of texting would be a big concern if that were my kid.

And what is up with the news stations putting so much coverage on this? Are they that hard up for newstertainment? A few weeks ago, the top news of the day was what Jennifer Aniston said regarding her former marriage to Brad Pitt and I was like... 'really?' Genocide, war, cancer, poverty, economic recession, scientific breakthroughs....but CNN's top story was about a 4 year old divorce and now this texting hoo-hah... sad...
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