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We're Talking Text Mania

In the spirit of celebrating the advent of Spring (two weeks and counting until the equinox) I wanted to share the following mobility tidbits:

2 trillion messages will be sent worldwide in 2008, according to a new [report](http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c84203) from ResearchAndMarkets. 2 trillion. Mind-boggling I think.

So it doesn't come as a huge surprise that a small UK town is [piloting](http://uk.news.yahoo.com/itn/20080304/tuk-padding-to-protect-pedestrians-dba1618.html) a program to pad lamp posts after a survey by research firm 118 118 reported one in 10 English pedestrians have injured themselves by texting while walking.

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