For many of us, we can’t remember a time before texting. Having our cellphones in our hands 24/7 and being constantly accessible is something that this generation has become used to. When we hear about people who don’t have smartphones, it seems a bit unfathomable. To think of a time when there was nothing but landlines feels archaic.
With all the convenience that texting and cellphones can bring, it’s also a very bizarre phenomenon that can sometimes lead you into difficult situations. How many times have you accidentally sent a text to the wrong person? A text you’d prefer them to never see? Or how many times have you panicked over why someone never answered your text, and it pushes you into a panic attack of, “Why aren’t they answering me?”
Cellphones have revolutionized our lives, there’s no doubt about it. But for one young woman, her digital trail and text messages led to her being sentenced to jail time for her role in a suicide.