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UPDATE: Texting While Walking Is Bad, But It’s Worse When A Bear Is Involved
April 10, 2012
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As if the danger of falling into a fountain isn't enough of a deterrent to walking and texting at the same time, what about running into a bear?

This video clip of a bear wandering the streets of Los Angeles shows another potential peril to those not paying attention to their surroundings:

Thanks to @wrikent3500 on Twitter and his disboy blog for the link!

January 9, 2012 Texting while driving is wrong... But what about texting while walking? This increasingly common phenomenon raises some questions of modern-day etiquette. For instance: is it acceptable to text and walk at the same time? And what does one do to avoid colliding with other pedestrians who wander into the massive blind spots that come along with text-walking?

Luckily, filmmaker Casey Neistat (who compares texting while walking with both drunk driving and smoking crystal meth) has teamed up with the New York Times for an in-depth (and hilarious) investigation into this growing phenomenon, and has produced 'A guide for texting safey and etiquette'. Watch it right here.

And Casey's video also gives us an excellent excuse to revisit this one. Enjoy:

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