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The antisocial network: Path texts my entire phonebook at 6am >> Branded3
6am: When I rolled out of bed this morning the first I knew about what had happened was when my dad told me he'd received two text messages (one on his mobile, one on his work phone -- neither of which are smartphones) about some pictures I wanted to share with him. While telling him that I'm not exactly sure what he was talking about my house phone rang -- my mum uttered the usual exclamation of: "who could be ringing at this time?" as I answered.
It was my grandparents. The first thought that crossed my mind was that there must be some kind of emergency, because it isn't generally socially acceptable to ring people at 6am if there isn't one.
Not exactly an emergency -- they wanted to know about the photos I apparently have …