You know how text messaging is so popular nowadays? Well, the other day a friend told me about this texting for a boyfriend or girlfriend game? It works this way, you press a combination of numbers then type "textboyfriend/girlfriend" send it, and then you'll receive a list of names with their respective cell numbers. You select one. The purpose is that you develop a close friendship with the name you chose only thru texting. The funny part is that they DO NOT exist. They aren't real people. Kids (maybe even older people) enjoy texting these characters. They are told they aren't real but somehow, they enjoy it to the point that they prefer them over flesh and blood and even forget that their newfound loves come from a computer program... All I can say is that it's making the cellphone companies rich and the lonely people happier. Personally, something is terribly wrong with this setup. What do you think? Would you even try it?
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1/13/05 at 7:00pm