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Digital distraction is an issue involving an overwhelming amount of college students, with more than 90 percent of students admitting to using their cell phones, laptops and other devices for recreational purposes during class time. (Photo by Adam Berry/Getty Images)

Study: 86 Percent of College Students Text Message Throughout Class

Text messaging, specifically, dominated as the students’ top activity with 86 percent of students admitting to texting throughout class times.

10/21/2013

9-1-1 emergency dials will be transferred by the largest cell phone companies in 2014. (MEHDI FEDOUACH/AFP/GettyImages)

FCC: ‘Big Four’ Wireless Carriers Allow 911 Dials Via Text Message

The four largest wireless phone carriers have agreed to relay text messages to 911 emergency call centers in 2014.

12/10/2012

Credit: ERIC FEFERBERG/AFP/GettyImages

Study: Frequent Text Messages Can Help Smokers Quit

Frequent and supportive text messages help many cigarette smokers kick the habit.

12/03/2012

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