Texting. Is it good or bad?

  • mrsmithers

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    Nov 15, 2011 12:59 AM GMT
    Does anyone think texting is a good or bad thing? Is it your way of communication, or does anyone still use a phone?
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    Nov 15, 2011 1:02 AM GMT
    Texting is only POTENTIALLY detrimental if it's done while driving.

    Why would texting a guy be bad?

    Unless there is NO "vibe" with the vocals over the phone.
  • Bowyn_Aerrow

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    Nov 15, 2011 1:05 AM GMT
    I do not respond to telephone based text messages. I do have yahoo I open it once a year to see how many gals with big boobs saw my profile and thought I was the hottest guy they ever saw.... considering I do not have an image there I do not know what they saw.


    I prefer face to face conversation. Yes I know, t'is old school.
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    Nov 15, 2011 1:07 AM GMT
    Is it good or bad?


    No.
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    Nov 15, 2011 4:04 AM GMT
    Texting is great for short messages. Or informational messages that don't necessarily need a reply. But if it starts turning into a full blown conversation.. fuck that. Dial them digits and let's talk.
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    Nov 15, 2011 4:24 AM GMT
    It's a good thing. I kind of love not having to actually talk to people on the phone. Just send a message and be done with it.
  • masculumpedes

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    Nov 15, 2011 4:32 AM GMT
    iRUNtheWORLD saidTexting is only POTENTIALLY detrimental if it's done while driving.


    Did you say Texting while driving? icon_wink.gif

  • mrsmithers

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    Nov 15, 2011 11:09 AM GMT
    I prefer Talking on the phone or in person. Those who depend on texting for conversation must have very bad social skills. People find it easier to confront a situation, when they can't be man enough to face a situation. I think all phone companies should start charging after 10 text messages per day. Texting is only good for sending an address, or any information, not for a conversation. Plus it consumes more time to type a sentence out. Speaking is quicker and more to the point.
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    Nov 15, 2011 11:26 AM GMT
    Never texted. Be real.
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    Nov 15, 2011 11:50 AM GMT
    I'll have text conversations...I prefer it to talking over the phone. But i also don't mind if someone prefers to talk over the phone...it doesn't really matter.
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    Nov 15, 2011 12:13 PM GMT
    I'd says yes and no.

    It all depends on the situation. I wouldn't text while driving or in the company of people like say on a date or something of that nature.

    People should just practice common sense.
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    Nov 15, 2011 12:43 PM GMT
    False dichotomies: pointless or annoying?
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    Nov 15, 2011 12:48 PM GMT
    I think it's tragic...people are becoming reliant on autocorrect and text lingo and have no idea how the English language works.
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    Nov 15, 2011 1:12 PM GMT
    I like being able to text, mainly because the city can be very noisy and it's difficult to have a phone conversation. Texting is great for short messages, especially when I'm trying to find people in a crowd. I put my phone on silent when I'm with friends, at the movies, etc. and I usually don't respond till I'm free. I do know people who are married to their phones and it's annoying trying to talk to them when they are spending the whole time updating Facebook and Twitter, texting, and e-mailing. I've stopped hanging out with a few people because of it (especially when I've told them something very important and they say, "uh huh, uh huh as they text away.....or "huh?")
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    Nov 15, 2011 1:14 PM GMT
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  • Diceroll

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    Nov 15, 2011 1:15 PM GMT
    Texting is fine with me, especially when I'm busy at work and don't want to be disturbed.

    Mind you, I don't like it when someone tries to aplogise for something they did by text. That should be done face to face or over the phone IMO.
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    Nov 15, 2011 1:41 PM GMT
    LOVE texting, so much less effort and energy needed.
  • TheAlchemixt

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    Nov 15, 2011 1:51 PM GMT
    I prefer texting over talking on the phone, but I like talking to a person face to face more than texting.
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    Nov 15, 2011 1:53 PM GMT
    ugh so many luddites on here.
    texting is great. not saying its better than phone conversations, but i love texting!
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    Nov 15, 2011 1:57 PM GMT
    For people with long morning commutes trying to sleep on commuter trains texting is the best thing ever and cell phones the worst.
  • dabcrt

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    Nov 15, 2011 2:14 PM GMT
    texting is great if you need to contact me while I'm at work. I can not always take a phone call. If you want to have a conversaton, please call
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    Nov 15, 2011 2:25 PM GMT
    I love texting. But it definitely can be bad. Texting is great when at work or you just need a quick conversation. I text throughout my work day just shooting the shit or making plans to hang out after work. Ok I guess I am sort of a text monster sometimes

    When texting can be bad is when having a serious conversation. It is hard to convey emotions, sarcasm, etc so in my experience, it can really lead to arguments or hurt feelings easily.

    It also should never be used as a primary means to get to know a guy in a dating context. It is ok to text when it's your only choice, but you gotta mix in phone conversations and (if possible) mainly face to face conversations. i
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    Nov 15, 2011 2:31 PM GMT
    I do lean towards text/IM/email over the phone, mainly because I have to be on conference calls a lot for my job and -- when I'm not working -- I dread spending time on the phone. When I am out in public I prefer texting to talking on the phone. I don't need to annoy others with my conversation. I agree with the person who said that it was the best thing invented for commuters.

    My favorite story is by a singer I like, who was on a train with a guy who was loudly talking on his new cell phone (apparently back when they were a novelty) and giving all his buddies his new cell number. After the third or fourth conversation like this, Kenny called him and let him know that the whole train now had his number and he could stop repeating it.
  • GAYBIGMACHODU...

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    Nov 15, 2011 2:48 PM GMT
    I'm a texing rookie.I believe that texing should be done with short messages
    and should be done with manners.
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    Nov 15, 2011 3:26 PM GMT
    It's only bad when you are drunk, when sending inflammatory messages sounds like a GREAT idea