Titanic Texter

Brad Cox of Clermont was surfing the Internet this week when he saw a story about a California girl who had sent and received 14,528 text messages on her cell phone in one month.

“I laughed and thought, ‘That’s nothing,’ ” Cox said.

Cox’s 14-year-old daughter, Emilee, hit 35,000 messages a month twice in the past year.

Her peak month was June, when she tallied 35,463 messages, or about 1,182 a day. Assuming she slept eight hours a day, that’s about 74 messages an hour, or roughly one coming or going each minute.

Just before Christmas, Emilee wore out her phone because she was texting so much. Her father switched her to a different provider and got her a phone without a keyboard.

That slowed her texting down a little – she sent 14,083 in December.

There’s an interview with Emilee here.

Via Arbroath