TEXTING IS NOT NECESSARY IN OUR DAILY LIVES
by CriticalRG155 on September 24, 2015 - 9:14pm
Whenever I see people with their electronic devices in their hands texting their friends and chatting with them, I always asked myself this question: is texting really necessary in our daily lives? In brief, texting can quite be an issue, when socializing with our friends, for many reasons. An example needed? When you text, you might be worried about how long it takes your friend to properly respond to your previous message, since your friend might be busy (that's one of the cases, but there are many others). Another example of situation? For students, texting is one of the main sources why they fail in writing exams (for more information about the relationship between writing and texting, check this link: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/how-texting-is-putti...).
Texting can have its uses, but to me, it is a complete waste of time and money. A phone call is a better option than texting, because you can at least know how the other person is feeling about you saying or expressing your thoughts. A phone call feels more dynamic and fun compared to just texting. If you text, other than clue words that help you guess, you can’t really know if the person is busy or not. Also, some people tend to lose their social skills because people with cell phones tend to text more than to actually talk, which can really hurt people's communication abilities. Finally, when we text to someone, we tend to write less than what we usually do because we want to send a message quickly to that person. This causes that we write abbreviations of a word and sometimes not even write a full complete sentence. This can be really problematic for students since it can affect their writing abilities when it comes to writing exams. It's just better in my opinion to socialize with others than just texting, since we feel like robots when chatting by text messages.
Link to article: http://www.succeedsocially.com/texting