June 01, 2004
BlackBerries: Breaking Up is (Too) Easy To Do
Now here's a very scary thought: Take your corporate BlackBerry or cell phone text messaging and use it for dating, flirting, e-mailing a late night rendezvous, or even breaking up with someone remotely (cowards!). As pop tech meets pop culture, people are doing just that. Techdirt has a riveting post re: how young Washington DC workers are finding that BlackBerries enable Just-In-Time dating.
You know you have a major problem when you have to take your BlackBerry in the shower with you:
"One woman dating a man who works on Capitol Hill said he has taken his BlackBerry into the bathroom with him when showering, to keep her from snooping. 'I admit I would have snooped, because he's a total player in Washington, and I would have wanted to see who else he was dating,' said the woman, a 31-year-old television producer who asked to remain anonymous.Not to mention that e-mail lives forever. Yikes.
(Double-Yikes: It doesn't just have a name, but a verb, "Drunk-Berrying".)
This is like a 1L final exam -- see if you can spot the numerous issues.
Topic(s): Mobile Tech & Gadgets
Posted by Jeff Beard