- The "Blackberry Prayer." This is the position that users strike when answering or sending text messages. The head is bowed, the hands are together, holding the tiny com device in their hands, moving only their thumbs. It's a spiritual thing!
- The "Hive Mind." Ever notice how, when one person yawns in a meeting or at a conference, everyone starts yawning soon after? It's the same with the cell phone culture. One person pulls out his/her device and begins texting or reading or calling. Within moments everyone within eyesight has pulled out their phone and is doing the same thing. It's uncanny!
- The under-12 set has adopted text message language and vocabulary and alphabet as the norm. My wife, a librarian in the children's department, has noticed this in the written work kids hand in. "I luv u. TTYL." When they have to spell "LATER," the accepted norm is: "L8er."