Text messaging

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    Mar 27, 2008 8:49 PM GMT
    Is it just me, or do gay guys text more than other people? Is this a guy thing? Is it a gay thing?
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    Mar 27, 2008 9:01 PM GMT
    I'd say it's more of a "social" thing. That's why all the kids these days are doing it.
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    Mar 27, 2008 9:10 PM GMT
    I personally hate talking on the phone, so if I just have a quick question, I'd MUCH rather text than call.
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    Mar 27, 2008 9:15 PM GMT
    ...and you don't eat up your precious minutes (if you've got a text plan) just to find out if your buddies wanna catch lunch in a little bit. It's a necessary evil.
  • ang2serra

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    Mar 27, 2008 9:35 PM GMT
    I can understand using texts for quick information or quick questions. However, I find that too many people use it as a avenue for serious communication. Which it completely blows at. It is the most passive and ill form of communication ever!

    When guys who say they are interested in me persist in trying to communicate with me via texts, or boyfriends insist on having arguments via texts then I immediately go into ballistic mode. Nothing pisses me off more than seeing a text message stating: "Sup? Why did you ignore my text?" icon_evil.gif grrrrrr
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    Mar 27, 2008 9:38 PM GMT
    ang2serra saidI can understand using texts for quick information or quick questions. However, I find that too many people use it as a avenue for serious communication. Which it completely blows at. It is the most passive and ill form of communication ever!

    When guys who say they are interested in me persist in trying to communicate with me via texts, or boyfriends insist on having arguments via texts then I immediately go into ballistic mode. Nothing pisses me off more than seeing a text message stating: "Sup? Why did you ignore my text?" icon_evil.gif grrrrrr


    Man, I totally hear ya. It's so hard to get your point across when you have to hit a damn button two or three times just to get one letter.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Mar 27, 2008 9:40 PM GMT
    Most younger people text. I get them frequently. Its easy and effective. More and more people are doing it.
  • GQjock

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    Mar 27, 2008 10:22 PM GMT
    There is a hierarchy of conversation in communication

    if you can't or don't want to talk to someone face to face you call them and speak on the phone

    and when you don't really wanna Talk to them and an email is too impersonal ....you text them
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    Mar 28, 2008 12:32 AM GMT
    Someday I'll have to figure out how to do that.
  • sandiegovince

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    Mar 28, 2008 12:34 AM GMT
    I find texting very annoying at times. It's just easier and quicker to call someone than endlessly text back and forth about something.
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    Mar 28, 2008 12:41 AM GMT
    GQjock saidThere is a hierarchy of conversation in communication

    if you can't or don't want to talk to someone face to face you call them and speak on the phone

    and when you don't really wanna Talk to them and an email is too impersonal ....you text them



    i disagree the text message is not the lowest form. i like to use them at work when you just need a yes or no answer to a quick message. i will say i find it rude when you get 7 or 8 novel length message from someone in a row. thats when you should have called me. i'm not trying to type out a six page letter on my tiny ass cell phone.
  • iHavok

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    Mar 28, 2008 12:44 AM GMT
    i hate the sound of my own voice, and really find the minute rounding up issue annoying, especially since I really only call ppl with a fast question or such, something easily solved via text message.

    and if u use T9, it goes a lot faster than punching out the whole message.
  • bobbyd918

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    Mar 28, 2008 1:02 AM GMT
    Talking on the phone is soo last century. icon_wink.gif
  • Starboard

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    Mar 28, 2008 1:23 AM GMT
    There are people I talk to on the phone.
    There are people that I email.
    There are people that I text.

    Once a method of communication is established, they don't seem to crossover very often.
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    Mar 28, 2008 2:28 AM GMT
    I text now and then when I know someone isnt available to talk but I cant stand it when friends send the mass damn jokes and chain mails via text! The subject is FW:FW:FW:FW:FW:FW:FW:FW:!!!!
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    Mar 28, 2008 3:42 AM GMT
    I agree that it's somewhat of a generational thing. I don't like to text at all. I'd much rather talk to people, as it takes me far too long to text.

    Granted, we're seeing the downside of texting in other writing. I get emails from students who don't know how to spell anything anymore as they're always texting. And forget punctuation or capitals. Granted it works in the texting world, but you need to know where it's appropriate.
  • kinetic

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    Mar 28, 2008 3:57 AM GMT
    How funny is all the txt talk;
    Like OMG! Did u c that? I JTU IMM AL...
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    Mar 28, 2008 4:20 AM GMT
    Lol, I just got a cell phone this year, before always used home phone or nothing, and my starting plan included 200 texts. Now I thought that would be more then plenty for a month...boy was I wrong heh. I now have unlimited texting since I sent over 350 texts and recieved about 270 for a total of 620. That was a BIG bill lol.
    I like texting since I can put the phone down for a minute while writing and not worry about leaving the other person hanging on the other line for me to talk. It's also good for work since I can put the phone down to wait on customers lol. Yes, in less then 4 months I've become a textaholic. icon_lol.gif
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    Mar 28, 2008 4:25 AM GMT
    It drives me nuts... I get a text and laboriously punch out a short reply. Ten seconds later, a long detailed response that demands even MORE hunting and pecking. It would take less time to actually make a call and TALK for a bit.

    But texting during sex (yes, it happened once) is just going too far.
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    Mar 28, 2008 4:50 AM GMT
    LOL, I could not understand my kids texting instead of just using the damn phone! Then I got texting, I hate calling anyone. And I find I text my daughter the most! When in Rome, do as the Romans
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    Mar 28, 2008 4:50 AM GMT
    i get and send texts all the time, a few dozen at the least daily.. it's easy to do on my phone and like IM, it lets me have several conversations at once. then i cheat and text people from AIM ;-)

    and like emails, it's easy to put a conversation on hold if you don't have the time to talk.

    as for the "why did you ignore my text???", it's exactly the same for calling/voicemails.
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    Mar 28, 2008 5:02 AM GMT
    You can also send the same message to multiple people simultaneously. Makes it easy if you want a few people to meet at a location at a specific time.
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    Mar 28, 2008 5:11 AM GMT
    I do it quite a bit, last month I topped 1200... icon_eek.gif

    I don't see it as lowly at all, it's for when I'd like to have an extended "reply-when-you-have-a-chance" type of conversation with someone. It's shooting the breeze with someone away from the computer, on your and their own time.

    When it gets intense, long winded, or the other person is being too inquisiive or requiring too much attention, that's what I call and just get it over with. There's only so much I can stand, but, I've never run into irritating texters.

    I don't see why the customs of our generation always get such negative connotations. icon_confused.gif
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    Mar 28, 2008 5:34 AM GMT
    because of my godkids (a 14 year old girl and 11 year old boy, plus all their friends), i am a prolific texter. i really enjoy it for all the reasons mentioned above (aaron, zdrew. gq, freaky, firefighter et al). PLUS, it's much less invasive for the recipients of a drink-n-text, rather than a drink-n-dial.

    here's my challenge today - i just got a new phone. upgraded to the lg voyager. it has a touch screen (ala iphone) AND a full qwerty pad. however, my right thumb is already programmed to text on my old razr. i can text without even looking at the keypad (good while driving). now i am going to have to reprogram my fingers. damn you modern technology. damn you.

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    Mar 28, 2008 5:37 AM GMT
    Doesn't matter if youare gay, straight or whatever. The better question would be do guys text more then girls. I would say yes.

    Personally I don't like it and youw ould be better off calling me because I ignore texts. if Idonlt pick upmy phone...leave a message. I'm probably busy if i can't asnwer it. That's just common sense.