Texting While Walking: Video Guide for Safety and Etiquette

Here’s a clever video by Casey Neistat. Using an novel combination of live action and animation, he tell the story of the dangers of texting while walking. Casey notes, 

By mastering the etiquette of texting, I hope we can gain more control over our increasingly electronic lives.  Let’s stop acting like hollowed-out zombies, with BlackBerrys and iPhones replacing eye contact, handshakes and face-to-face conversations.  It’s time to live once again in the present and simply be where we are. More

As someone who lives in downtown Portland Ore (without a car), I’m always trying to improve my pedestrian etiquette. It might be nice if the drivers stopped texting, as well.

This video is part of the New York Times Op-Docs series – short, opinionated documentaries. 

Texting While Walking
Texting While Walking

2 thoughts on “Texting While Walking: Video Guide for Safety and Etiquette

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    Steve - January 10, 2012

    For something a little more light-hearted…I don’t know if you’ve seen this from the Rick Mercer Report (on the CBC). http://youtu.be/6bV7pM_HS70

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    Peter Pappas - January 11, 2012

    Thanks Steve – adds a defensive element to TWW

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