America’s addiction to reality television reminds me often of the romans visiting the circus, watching the lions tear the gladiators apart. Our lives have become so numb, that we need to find joy in other people’s stupidity. Or its simply great TV. Whatever! One thing you cannot deny that almost everyone want us to text our responses. Picking a winner for American Idol or voting for the Last Comic standing, the new way to vote is via text messaging. JupiterResearch analyst Niki Scevak has found that despite the low adoption of SMS in the US and the limited number of TV shows encouraging SMS interaction, two million consumers ages 18 to 24 have used SMS to interact with a TV program in the past year. That is quite amazing actually, given that people don’t txt as much in US. Perhaps next US election we will have some sort of secure text messaging option?