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(Herald Tribune (SW Florida))   14,000 text messages a month? Pfft, amateur. Here's 35,000. And she did it twice. Sprint surrenders   (heraldtribune.com) divider line 115
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2009-01-15 06:14:09 AM
if you take that she only slept 6hrs a day thats 65 texts a min.

If she didn't sleep at all its still 49 texts a min.

/how? just how?
 
2009-01-15 06:22:59 AM
Evilmogwai: if you take that she only slept 6hrs a day thats 65 texts a min.

If she didn't sleep at all its still 49 texts a min.

/how? just how?


Does receiving count? She could have signed up for 10,000 text alerts on websites.
 
2009-01-15 06:45:34 AM
sirgrim: Evilmogwai: if you take that she only slept 6hrs a day thats 65 texts a min.

If she didn't sleep at all its still 49 texts a min.

/how? just how?

Does receiving count? She could have signed up for 10,000 text alerts on websites.


From TFA: Brad Cox's 14-year-old daughter, Emilee, sent or received more than 35,000 messages a month twice in the past year.

/TMYK
 
2009-01-15 07:59:50 AM
www.rustywalrus.com

/oblig
 
2009-01-15 08:34:18 AM
This is stupid...
 
2009-01-15 08:34:37 AM
I'm sure she works a lot of Cox too.
 
2009-01-15 08:34:40 AM
PC LOAD LETTER: /oblig

Came here for that picture and was not disappointed.
 
2009-01-15 08:36:22 AM
Granted, her dad has a plan that offers unlimited texting, but I don't understand why parents don't make their kids pay part of their cell phone bills.
 
2009-01-15 08:37:31 AM
Make their kids pay part of their OWN cell phone bills, not their parents'.
 
2009-01-15 08:37:49 AM
Evilmogwai: if you take that she only slept 6hrs a day thats 65 texts a min.

Guh? My math may be fuzzy, but I'm coming up with a text a minute, not 65.

35000 messages / 31 days in a month = 1130 messages a day
1130 messages / 18 hours of awake = 63 messages an hour
 
2009-01-15 08:38:47 AM
Nogale: Granted, her dad has a plan that offers unlimited texting, but I don't understand why parents don't make their kids pay part of their cell phone bills.

I'm sure there are a lot of parents who do.

Also, the article doesn't say if the dad does/doesn't pay her cell bill.
 
2009-01-15 08:38:58 AM
Hax.

Sent and received? Doesn't seem to bad then, at least not in comparison to the 14,000, which was sent only. Presumably, sent to received ratio is about one to one, so this girl probably only sent around 3,500 more.
I'd yell about kids these days, but I wonder how many IMs I logged when I was that age. Alas, my Trillian records do not go back that far.
 
2009-01-15 08:39:12 AM
Hrmmm...

Have your daughter be that stupid and cost you a pile of dough, or sell her for $16,000, 160 cases of beer, 100 cases of soda, 50 cases of Gatorade, two cases of wine, and six cases of meat?

Tough call that.
 
2009-01-15 08:41:29 AM
Nogale: Granted, her dad has a plan that offers unlimited texting, but I don't understand why parents don't make their kids pay part of their cell phone bills.

I should probably RTFA every now and again huh?
 
2009-01-15 08:41:35 AM
I did the math, it is just about 1 text per minute for a whole month! Someone needs to get a life...
 
2009-01-15 08:41:43 AM
STOP THE PRESSES! This girl has sent or received more than 35,000 texts in a month, twice! The world needs to see this NOW!

:cut to her tv interview:
:girl stands in living room, texting away on cell phone. Next to her is her mother:

REPORTER: Hey, Emilee, do you think we might shut that
thing off?

Emilee: No, are you crazy?

MRS. TEXTEE: She won't answer 'til she loses service.

REPORTER: Emilee, the country wants to hear from you;
the world is waiting--

Emilee: Can't you shut up? I'm busy. Boy, what a great forward!

MRS. TEXTEE: I serve all our dinners right here. She's
never even been to the table without her cell phone.

REPORTER #2: You love to text, Emilee?

Emilee: You bet.

REPORTER #3: What about who's in your 5, Emilee? That's
what we all came to hear--

Emilee: Hold it! I gotta finish this text.

REPORTER #2: You like the jokes, huh?

Emilee: What do you think life's all about?

REPORTER: Emilee, would you tell us--

:cut scene:
 
2009-01-15 08:42:53 AM
pj3346: I did the math, it is just about 1 text per minute for a whole month! Someone needs to get a life...

To a 14-year-old girl, that is a life.
 
2009-01-15 08:44:26 AM
insano: PC LOAD LETTER: /oblig

Came here for that picture and was not disappointed.


Me too.

/gtg
 
2009-01-15 08:44:44 AM
steveo: Evilmogwai: if you take that she only slept 6hrs a day thats 65 texts a min.

Guh? My math may be fuzzy, but I'm coming up with a text a minute, not 65.

35000 messages / 31 days in a month = 1130 messages a day
1130 messages / 18 hours of awake = 63 messages an hour


What everybody calculating how many texts she is sending per unit time are missing is that teens today don't text one message to one friend at a time. I have a niece who typically sends over 5k a month, and the trick is to send each message to everybody in your mailbox (think "reply all"). that way with a few keystrokes you can send hundreds of texts. Over the holidays she would get "only" about 10/hours, but when she replied she would reply to her whole circle (or one of her circles), keeping up her average.
 
2009-01-15 08:45:04 AM
 
2009-01-15 08:45:34 AM
I'd take it away and make her learn quilting.
 
2009-01-15 08:45:41 AM
It's amazing how technological marvels (blackberrys, cell phones, iphones etc.) are usually in the news because of stupid people.
 
2009-01-15 08:49:01 AM
Civilisation is doomed.
 
2009-01-15 08:50:23 AM
Nice to know what, while dad is paying for cheerleading camp, she's busy texting.
 
2009-01-15 08:53:30 AM
All I picked up from the article was cheerleading camp.....that's HAWT!!!!!

/14, I know
//seat over there, I know
 
2009-01-15 08:54:36 AM
JNess... where'd ya pull the Wily Wonka quote from?
 
2009-01-15 08:56:29 AM
Too bad it's just all a bunch of bullcrap being sent back and forth. LOLWUT O HAY GUYZZZZ GUESS WUT LOL. I cant comprehend texts that come from my younger sister.

Someone should come up with an app you can put onto their phone that makes you have to do a math or simple physics problem if you're sending anything with FW: in the title or to more than 2 people. That'll learn 'em real good
 
2009-01-15 08:57:51 AM
Desmo: It's amazing how technological marvels (blackberrys, cell phones, iphones etc.) are almost everything is usually in the news because of stupid people.

FTFY
 
2009-01-15 09:00:12 AM
Archae hippy: What everybody calculating how many texts she is sending per unit time are missing

What everyone named Archae hippy is missing is that nobody who calculated her texts per minute said that's how many she was sending.
 
2009-01-15 09:05:39 AM
By the time she is 16 she is going to have the worst case of tendonitis ever.
 
2009-01-15 09:06:43 AM
The Angry Hand of God: By the time she is 16 she is going to have the worst case of tendonitis ever.

Or a worryingly strong grip.
 
2009-01-15 09:07:30 AM
35,000 a month...damn...I barely ever reach my limit of 1,000 a month. currently I've sent 98 texts... :-(
 
2009-01-15 09:08:34 AM
35k sent and received, but she probably sends and receives from distribution groups to like 10 or more of her friends, and each one counts as one. If she sends out one text to 10 friends that "Matts hot 4 sarah", that's 10, then she gets at least 10 "OMG!!!"s back, there are 20 texts in like 3 seconds.
 
2009-01-15 09:09:01 AM
The ridiculous part is that phone companies charge extra to send text messages. It costs them nothing. NOTHING!!!

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/28/business/28digi.html?_r=3&partner=rss& ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;emc=rss
 
2009-01-15 09:09:39 AM
Jness: STOP THE PRESSES! This girl has sent or received more than 35,000 texts in a month, twice! The world needs to see this NOW!

:cut to her tv interview:
:girl stands in living room, texting away on cell phone. Next to her is her mother:

REPORTER: Hey, Emilee, do you think we might shut that
thing off?

Emilee: No, are you crazy?

MRS. TEXTEE: She won't answer 'til she loses service.

REPORTER: Emilee, the country wants to hear from you;
the world is waiting--

Emilee: Can't you shut up? I'm busy. Boy, what a great forward!

MRS. TEXTEE: I serve all our dinners right here. She's
never even been to the table without her cell phone.

REPORTER #2: You love to text, Emilee?

Emilee: You bet.

REPORTER #3: What about who's in your 5, Emilee? That's
what we all came to hear--

Emilee: Hold it! I gotta finish this text.

REPORTER #2: You like the jokes, huh?

Emilee: What do you think life's all about?

REPORTER: Emilee, would you tell us--

:cut scene:


The first girl to be sent via text message, I wonder how the chocolate tasted when it was sent?
 
2009-01-15 09:09:44 AM
I am normally at 2000-3000 texts/month (unlimited plan). Mostly they are to my girlfriend while I am at work. I get to talk to her (and my brothers) all day long with the boss nearby.

/gotta love QWERTY cellphones
 
2009-01-15 09:10:04 AM
its possible if you take into consideration receiving messages and the ability to send the same message to several people at one time (my phone can send a message to at least 4 people at the same time)
 
2009-01-15 09:10:06 AM
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/28/business/28digi.html?_r=3&partner=rss& emc=rss

Not entirely sure what just happened...
 
2009-01-15 09:10:38 AM
RubberFootMan: The Angry Hand of God: By the time she is 16 she is going to have the worst case of tendonitis ever.

Or a worryingly strong grip.


Or the kung-fu grip.

/I'll just go have a seat over there.
 
2009-01-15 09:14:06 AM
steveo: Guh? My math may be fuzzy, but I'm coming up with a text a minute, not 65.

Speaking of math, anybody wonder when this girl does her homework?

Or eating?

At least they know she's not fooling around with boys in her spare time.

I'd wonder why the parents would let her do this, but (a) it's doubtless an unlimited plan, and (b) as a parent myself I know that sometimes, anything that shuts your kid up is considered a good thing.
 
2009-01-15 09:14:14 AM
plez
Someone should come up with an app you can put onto their phone that makes you have to do a math or simple physics problem if you're sending anything with FW: in the title or to more than 2 people. That'll learn 'em real good

Yes. YES!

/Your newsletter, ect.
 
2009-01-15 09:14:48 AM
Note to all young male Farkers. Attention whores such as Emilee Cox are not the type of person you should persue. She will be unfulfilled unless she is in constant contact with all of her BFF's. You will not matter in her life. It might be acceptable to toss her the bone for a single night but don't make the mistake of turning that into a long term relationship. You will never come first in her world.
 
2009-01-15 09:15:11 AM
Jness: STOP THE PRESSES! This girl has sent or received more than 35,000 texts in a month, twice! The world needs to see this NOW!

:cut to her tv interview:
:girl stands in living room, texting away on cell phone. Next to her is her mother:

REPORTER: Hey, Emilee, do you think we might shut that
thing off?

Emilee: No, are you crazy?

MRS. TEXTEE: She won't answer 'til she loses service.

REPORTER: Emilee, the country wants to hear from you;
the world is waiting--

Emilee: Can't you shut up? I'm busy. Boy, what a great forward!

MRS. TEXTEE: I serve all our dinners right here. She's
never even been to the table without her cell phone.

REPORTER #2: You love to text, Emilee?

Emilee: You bet.

REPORTER #3: What about who's in your 5, Emilee? That's
what we all came to hear--

Emilee: Hold it! I gotta finish this text.

REPORTER #2: You like the jokes, huh?

Emilee: What do you think life's all about?

REPORTER: Emilee, would you tell us--

:cut scene:


If they were re-making "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" today, that'd be Mike Teevee right there.
 
2009-01-15 09:15:29 AM
Granted, her dad has a plan that offers unlimited texting, but I don't understand why parents don't make their kids pay part of their cell phone bills cut the grass/walk the dog/clean their rooms/join a sport/volunteer at an animal shelter etc./wash the car/read a book -- jebus - SOMETHING. Then they won't have time to sit around wasting time and brain cells.

I know you all think I'm a horrible person. Thank you.
 
2009-01-15 09:16:51 AM
pj3346: I did the math, it is just about 1 text per minute for a whole month! Someone needs to get a life...

I understand it counts both sent and received, but does it also count if she sends the same text to a distribution of 50 BFF's? I see how that could quickly add up.
 
2009-01-15 09:17:18 AM
farm machine: Note to all young male Farkers. Attention whores such as Emilee Cox are not the type of person you should persue. She will be unfulfilled unless she is in constant contact with all of her BFF's. You will not matter in her life. It might be acceptable to toss her the bone for a single night but don't make the mistake of turning that into a long term relationship. You will never come first in her world.

No kidding. Just use her for sex and dump her before she realizes your promise to pay for her cell phone was bullshiat.

But whatever you do, WHATEVER you do, DO NOT let her borrow your phone. Ever.
 
2009-01-15 09:18:42 AM
This isnt that amazing at all. When I was a little younger, I would routinely have AIM conversations that when analyzed were over 5,000 messages each, in one sitting.

The math works out to like 60 an hour for her, which if you include received, is only 30 texts sent an hour. I could send thirty texts in 5 minutes easily.

/Yawn
 
2009-01-15 09:19:05 AM
Evilmogwai: if you take that she only slept 6hrs a day thats 65 texts a min.

If she didn't sleep at all its still 49 texts a min.

/how? just how?


I'm guessing you're not a math major...

If she was sleeping 8 hours a night (in other words, awake for 16 hours per 24), that comes out as 1 message every 49 seconds.

30 days x 16 hours per day x 60 minutes in an hour x 60 seconds in a minute = 1,728,000 waking seconds in a month.

Now divide that by 35,000 = 49.37 seconds for each text message

/I think
 
2009-01-15 09:20:31 AM
have multiple bills of over 900.


Yeah. I dont like talking on the phone. Do all my talking thru text.
 
2009-01-15 09:22:33 AM
Not a single one of those messages said a gdamn thing worth remembering even 5 minutes later. I guarantee it.
 
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