Cellphones, Texting and Cell Phone Distractions (page 3)

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Updated on Apr 29, 2010

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1. Cell phone GPS services are made possible through one’s cellphone service provider or others such as, or

2. A killer application (commonly shortened to killer app), in the jargon of computer programmers and video gamers, has been used to refer to any computer program that is so necessary or desirable that it provides the core value of some larger technology, such as a gaming console, software, operating system, or piece of computer hardware. In this sense, a killer app substantially increases sales of the hardware that supports it. Source: Killer application. (2008, January 26). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 20:05, January 27, 2008, from

3. The survey was carried out by psychologists Nathalie Noret of York St. John University College and Ian Rivers, of Queen Margaret University College in Edinburgh. Source: London Entertainment Guide. (March 21, 2007 ). More falling prey to cyber-bullying. Available online:

4. DeMentri , V. (March 7, 2006). Text Messages Latest Tool For Child Predators. Available online:

5. Oglesby, C. (January 11, 2008). Cells, texting give predators secret path to kids. CNN. Available online:

6. Kennedy, B. A. (April 23, 2007). Magic thumbs! 13-year-old wins text-messaging championship. Available online:

7. OUT-LAW.COM. (February 22, 2006). Millions suffer RSI’ from text messaging: Xrcises 2 prolng yr txtin life. Available online:

8. Baggott, K. (December 21, 2006). Literacy and text messaging: How will the next generation read and write? Available online:

9. NHTSA Policy and FAQs on Cellular Phone Use While Driving. Available online:


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