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Boston Globe: "Amid BC suicide case, a look at how texting can empower abusers" (Gloria Mark quoted)

The effect of a text extends beyond the five or 10 seconds it takes to read it, added Gloria Mark, professor of informatics at the University of California Irvine, who studies the impact of digital media on people’s lives. Emotions and anxiety surround anticipating the text, and then reacting to it. Exchanging a torrent of texts every day has got to interfere with a person’s life, she said: “It’s a way of controlling.”

Read the full story at the Boston Globe.