LEANDRO_NJ saidA new friend of mine have a habit of sending me text messages all the time instead of just picking up the damn phone and hold a normal audio conversation over the phone. What's going on? If you have a phone at hand I find text messaging someone to be very rude and annoying! are people loosing their social skills these days!?
When you and I where young, phone calls where done from home or work. You had to be physically close to the device.
Today, your cellular phone can ring when you are in the street, shopping, during a business meeting etc...
Text allow non intrusive communication, and I see it as a social skill to know when to text and when to call, now that it's possible to do both.