Have Text Messaging replaced phone conversations?

  • LEANDRO_NJ

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    Jan 16, 2013 3:03 AM GMT
    A 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!?
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    Jan 16, 2013 3:06 AM GMT
    "Replaced" would be more correct.
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    Jan 16, 2013 3:09 AM GMT
    Apparently no one sent you the texticon_lol.gif
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    Jan 16, 2013 3:14 AM GMT
    Honestly, I appreciate a text more than a phone call. It is much easier for me to juggle messaging someone while doing multiple things than to talk on the phone while doing multiple things. A text is much less invasive than a phone call.
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    Jan 16, 2013 3:14 AM GMT
    I prefer texting. That way I can multitask without any hurried feelings of answering to some random events or awkward pregnant pauses over the phone.
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    Jan 16, 2013 3:15 AM GMT
    FatFranklin saidHonestly, I appreciate a text more than a phone call. It is much easier for me to juggle messaging someone while doing multiple things than to talk on the phone while doing multiple things. A text is much less invasive than a phone call.


    Ye'ep
  • LEANDRO_NJ

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    Jan 16, 2013 3:15 AM GMT
    I was text messaging for over an hour with this friend of mine who is going through some diificult issues in his life; and no, HE IS NOT SHY AT ALL! It was very difficult for me to get a sense of his mood as I could not hear his tone of voice!? very frustrating to say the least!!
  • AMoonHawk

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    Jan 16, 2013 3:18 AM GMT
    You hang up first
    No, you hang up first
    No, you hang up first
    No. you hang up first

    versus

    bye
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    Jan 16, 2013 3:19 AM GMT
    yes
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    Jan 16, 2013 3:26 AM GMT
    Fivealive saidI prefer texting. That way I can multitask without any hurried feelings of answering to some random events or awkward pregnant pauses over the phone.



    ???
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    Jan 16, 2013 3:32 AM GMT
    Fivealive saidI prefer texting. That way I can multitask without any hurried feelings of answering to some random events or awkward pregnant pauses over the phone.


    Me, too.
  • Just_Tim

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    Jan 16, 2013 4:32 AM GMT
    Texting has definitely replaced phone call conversations. I don't think it's really for any socially inept reasons, for everybody anyways. That's just the way things are moving. I mean, why the hell don't people write letters anymore! What, are they too busy to pick up a pen?! icon_neutral.gif
  • stratavos

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    Jan 16, 2013 4:58 AM GMT
    cost and convenience are the main factors, however I'd rather be talking in person or at least over skype. (that way I can see body language, and tone of voice or facial expressions)
  • Pontifex

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    Jan 16, 2013 5:04 AM GMT
    you can't send nudes over a voice call.....
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    Jan 16, 2013 5:05 AM GMT
    I have sent 3000 text messages since the beginning of the month...so I will say yes! icon_cool.gif
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    Jan 16, 2013 5:06 AM GMT
    Yes and I don't get it.typing is easier than a phone call?I am showing my age lol
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    Jan 16, 2013 5:09 AM GMT
    I'd take a phone call over text any day
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    Jan 16, 2013 5:12 AM GMT
    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.

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    Jan 16, 2013 5:15 AM GMT
    Texting is pretty common habit in my native country because it is less expensive than calling and it's different in your case. In texting, they are even making short text messages to concise the limited characters such as ikr for I know right, u for you and many elses and it's becoming a trend for the youth. In my case, I use texting so that I might not disturb the recepient and she will reply by text or call back in return for some time. icon_smile.gif
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    Jan 16, 2013 5:24 AM GMT
    I don't like it. I know that many see phone calls as intrusive, so I suck it up, but I'd almost always prefer a call to a text. I can understand someone much better when I have at least a tone of voice to work with. It's also nice to give someone your full attention. I feel that when i'm texting with someone, they and I can't wait for the conversation to be over, whereas I feel that my company and conversation is appreciated over the phone.

    And we don't need to be constantly multitasking...
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    Jan 16, 2013 5:28 AM GMT
    Completely pisses me off and I won't partake of it and that pisses my friends off. This is bullshit. Pick up the fucking phone you assholes.
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    Jan 16, 2013 5:33 AM GMT
    Seems that way
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    Jan 16, 2013 5:36 AM GMT
    Texting is for arranging opportunities to actually chat with your friends
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    Jan 16, 2013 5:42 AM GMT
    hungrykittenz saidTexting is for arranging opportunities to actually chat with your friends


    During which they can text all their other friends...
  • TheAlchemixt

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    Jan 16, 2013 5:47 AM GMT
    Yes, but I also feel as if it has taken away people's ability to learn the social skills that are needed to effectively communicate.