9% of the people in England admit to dumping their partner by sending a text message. And that percentage jumps if you're just looking at people between the ages of 15 and 25. 20% of that group has broken up via text message! But cell phone technology goes beyond breaking up.
45% of the women in Britain admit to secretly looking at their partner's text messages to see if they've been unfaithful! That number has risen since British soccer star David Beckham was busted for cheating on his wife when his racy text messages were published in an English newspaper.
Over here in North America, we're using text messages to make the world smaller. There's a new service available called "Dodgeball .com". Here's how it works. You create a "buddy list" on your phone - And your buddies do the same. Then when you're out and about, the site, Dodgeball .com, text messages you and let's you know that one of your friends or one of your friends' friends - is within a 10 block radius of you.
You both get a message encouraging you to hook up and say hi. You may have never met the friend who's nearby they may just be a friend of a friend. So far 4,500 people have signed up. And the service is available in L.A., New York, Boston, Philadelphia, and San Francisco. Soon to be in a city near you.