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Giving Voicemail the Boot

Jamie Todd Rubin:

I find voicemail to be a cumbersome, awkward tool that is no longer particularly convenient either for me, or the person trying to reach me. These days, a text message or email message is likely to get a much faster response.

Leaving a voicemail is easily the least effective way to get in touch with me. Many of those who call me often have caught on to this and typically shoot a text message my way if I don't answer.

Unfortunately, getting rid of voicemail completely isn't a viable option for me. Maybe someday...

The Last Text: AT&T Documentary Outlines the Dangers of Texting While Driving



What do you think about AT&T's new 11-minute texting-while-driving documentary?

It is well done, in my opinion. Definitely worth watching and encouraging loved ones (especially high school students and twenty somethings) to watch as well. The best part is that a good portion of it consists of teens talking to teens.

The question remains, however, just how effective will the documentary be with teens? Will they listen? Of course, it must be stated that teens aren't the only offenders, though they are the most inexperienced drivers and the move prevalent texters.

Hopefully "The Last Text" and other campaigns will be effective in curbing this growing problem.

Have you ever texted, tweeted, emailed, or updated your Facebook status while driving?

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