Wednesday, December 10, 2008

You've Got Mail . . . WOWZA!!

Alexander Graham Bell speaking into a prototyp...Image via Wikipedia

When Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone way, WAY back when, as ingenious as he was, I’m sure he couldn’t have imagined even in his wildest fantasies that one day, men and women would be peddling soft porn over his talking device.

Today, a story broke on every news outlet about how a third of young adults, ages 20-26, and 20% of teens, “have sent or posted naked or semi-naked photos or videos of themselves” via their cell phones. (

Back in my day (and I realize I sound like an old bitty), we fretted over party lines and worried about strangers being able to tap into our most private phone conversations.

Nowadays, many teenagers have become both voyeurs and exhibitionists, inviting anybody and everybody to see their most private parts.

I’m sorry . . . I just don’t GET it! I don’t even like to show my bra strap in public. How can teenagers voluntarily flash their breasts and penises for all the world to see? Where’s their dignity? Where’s their modesty? Where are their mothers??

You know these photos and/or videos will probably end up on YouTube eventually and stay there FOREVER. I’d like to see these teens and young adults explain this to their fiancees someday.

My daughter's cell phone is due for an upgrade soon. Maybe I should opt for the one without the camera.

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