February 21, 2006

SMS boom leads to digit damage

repstressinj.gif Mobile telephone text messaging has become so popular in Britain that millions of users now suffer injuries to their thumbs and fingers because of their love of keeping in touch, according to a survey for Virgin Mobile, reports Reuters.

... "Thirty-eight percent more people suffer from sore wrists and thumbs due to texting than five years ago and 3.8 million people now complain of text-related injuries every year.

... Over 12 percent of the population send 20 texts per day and 10 percent confess to sending up to 100 texts every day".

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