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12.05.14 Rhett Jones

According to sources speaking with the Daily News, the cop who shot Akai Gurley in an East New York stairwell decided to text his union rep instead of helping the dying man. After the rookie officer entered a darkened stairwell in the Louis H. Pink Houses with his gun drawn, the officers have said there […]

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08.09.13 Kyle Petreycik

Acclaimed filmmaker Werner Herzog has made a thirty-five-minute documentary for AT&T, warning people about the inherent dangers of texting while driving. The short film entitled From One Second to the Next follows several unfortunate stories of victims whose lives have either been severely effected or ended due to nonchalantly texting behind the wheel. Anyone who drives should probably […]

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03.19.13 Julia Dawidowicz

Texting may soon join the ranks of Facebook, Twitter, and other communication platforms that creepily record and permanently store all of your private interactions. Are you really all that surprised? If passed, a proposal being presented to Congress today would require all major wireless providers to capture and store customers’ SMS messages — meaning all […]

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12.05.12 Irina Dvalidze

Texting had it’s 20th birthday Monday, celebrating two decades of contributing to the decline of verbal communication. The virgin text was sent on December 3rd, 1992 by British software engineer Neil Papworth to Richard Jarvis, director of the telecommunications at Vodafone. It read simply, “Merry Christmas.” One small text for nerd-kind, one endless journey towards […]

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01.09.12 Marina Galperina

NYC filmmaker Casey Neistat has created a nifty short video about Texting While Walking, or more specifically, why you shouldn’t do that. Don’t let the quirky use of cardboard, spray-paint, glue stick and stop-motion fool you… […]

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Marina Galperina

NYC filmmaker Casey Neistat has created a nifty short video about Texting While Walking, or more specifically, why you shouldn’t do that. Don’t let the quirky use of cardboard, spray-paint, glue stick and stop-motion fool you… […]

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07.30.10 Bucky Turco

With all the social networking going on in the city, the NYPD is feeling left out and will kick off an advertising campaign next week, urging the public to text more tips to their Crime Stoppers website. It will also bring attention to their Twitter and YouTube accounts, even though they admit that phones tips […]

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