I suppose it's all about how you look at it.
I think the Blackberry is just the digital age version of the Slinky; the latter got millions of kids throwing a coiled spring down their parents' stairwells and no one really questioned why they're doing it.
Technically all religions and political movements are exactly the same; they have millions, even billions of customers around the world, donating money and effort on their behalf. All for a product they're selling. Christianity and Islam are just a big Slinky for the god-fearing masses; the true danger lies in the fact that almost none of them realize it.
Unless the software in your calculator is acting up, there's no practical reason to doubt the sums coming out of it, unless you want to start entertaining theories that would have some people questioning your sanity.
And regarding the content of the previous text message, well, I don't text, but then again I doubt the text and type and print I see everywhere. I'm not a conspiracy goon either, I just never automatically believe what I read, no matter what media form it's flying at me through.
As far kids 'wasting away' in front of Facebook, perhaps we can say we're all wasting away here on E. Perhaps I'm wasting away in persistent universe settings as an MMO player.
Then again, tons and tons of people waste away at work, so they can go in and do shit and get a little piece of paper on Friday, but of course that's 'progress'.
We're fracking hairy primates that figured out how to manipulate nature on the quantum scale, and we're still a work a progress. What exactly should we be doing?
Again, I think that's largely a matter of perspective.