One of my favourites. The idea of a crisis line through text message is brilliant.
I think this is an important TED Talk ... especially for our class (a group of teenagers who do use their cell phones quite a bit!)
We feel that the text message help is fantastic and helped many suffering!!
Would you vote for this video as one of our Top 5?
yes becaause people need to learn about this because it is helping and can help plenty of people.
I love the idea of the texting hotline especially since teenagers are always with their phones ALWAYS. I would vote for this for one of the top 5.
this is one of the top 5 for sure just because the message she is getting through and how much that crisis line could support so many people. now that almost everyone has a cell phone, anyone with an issue could just text these people and get some support
This defiantly one of my top 5, the idea of a texting crisis line fits well into our modern day society, which makes it perfect. Also since i would be a TEXTING crisis line more teen will feel safer using it and they would be able to use it more often as well as more frequently.
This would be one of my top five, reason for my decision would be that many people think that when they see texting they think, "oh hes/shes probably just texting one of her/his friends or boy/girl friends, but after watching this, they could be texting anything, like talking to someone about their problems, or other ideas, but also these text messages can be sent silently without people knowing to places that can help other people, I thought this showed some of us what we never knew texting could do for people
I liked her look on texting and how it can help, I think her message is worth hearing.
I think this video is going to be part of our Top 5 - it certainly inspired some thoughtful responses. I find it a bit strange that while texting seems to make people more "impersonal" (because there are fewer "face to face" interactions) the teens she profiled seemed to be more comfortable in sharing very personal issues this way. A difference for the "digital generation" for sure!
I agree texting can save lives. if your in the car and you need to text someone at a red light and then you end up in a car crash then the person you texted can react from your text and call 911
This TED Talk on how people have used texting as a form of communication gives important information to the rest of the world. First, Lublin explains how a text is always seen 100% of the time, which means that it is by far the best form of communication there exists. As a result, texting can be used to send signs of distress and pleas for help. Therefore, everyone should be aware that help is right at the tips of their fingers, and thus texting hotlines to rescue teams should make themselves more visible to the whole world, so that everyone has the ability to call for help when they need it.
Its amazing what texting can do. Definitely one of my top five choices.
Its so cool what texting can do . And because almost everyone has a phone now I guess texting really can halp to save lives. This TED talk should be one of our top five.
This TED talk is brilliant. She seems very attached to the topic and its really inspiring. Her story about the young girl being raped really makes it an obvious reason how textng can save lives. She had an excelent point.
(ted) I thought that this video was very insightful and being a teen that enjoys texting I know that those statistics are acurrate and because of how accurate those statistics are I concur with her hypothesis that setting up what is essentially a real time texting help line is truly an awesome idea. I am however scared at those statistics a little because they show that sitting arond and texting is becoming a way of life and even though that this kind of setup would be an amazing boon to teens that are in need of help everywhere. (Scott) I also thought this video was very insightful but the fact that texting is becoming a main form of communitation is scary, it is better for being secretive about your problems but it's like it is encouraging people to text instead of talking face to face.
Here we will present our selections for the TED Talks 5X2 and debate amongst ourselves as to what we are going to choose.