After her father raped her, Jean became one of the roughly 12,000 Texas kids in long-term foster care, a system that often leaves children more damaged than when they arrive. DALLAS — At 16, Jean was the more experienced sex worker in the Southeast Dallas house.It was her job to ensure the new girl's trial run as a prostitute went smoothly.We are all becoming like Emma that way: Recent studies show that Americans use their phones to message far more than anything else.
“The heinous facts speak for themselves,” Judge Adam Bourgeois Jr.Instead, she conducts her digital life through a collection of social apps, from Facebook to i Message to Instagram to Snapchat. “There are always messages for me to check,” she says.And though she picks up her phone every 15 minutes or so, her friends still complain that she’s slow to respond. BOTH: [laugh] ALEX: But the reason we’re talking about it is because we have a story this week from producer Carla Green. What it actually did was convince the French government to distribute a 0 computer to every French household with a phone number.But what the Minitel lacked, crucially, was a feature so integral to today’s internet that sometimes we don’t even notice it. So not long after its release – a teenager who was never identified, as the story goes – hacked the Minitel and added a messaging feature. And since they liked it, usage of the Minitel increased. So France Telecom integrated chatrooms into the Minitel’s design.KUSA - The race for Colorado’s Sixth Congressional District is growing uglier by the day.