Texting or talking...which do you prefer?

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    Jul 28, 2009 2:19 AM GMT
    I find that with many of my friends, I get a response much faster when I text them than when I call them and leave a message. Some friends simply do not call me back if I get their voicemail (they supposedly only check voicemail once a day or less).

    I am not a big texter and don't really get the texting revolution that has so gripped the world. I am a horrible texter lol. But I thought I'd throw this survey out there and see what the general census is on here.
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    Jul 28, 2009 2:22 AM GMT
    Definite Talker, texting is too difficult for maneuvering my fingers.
  • Abe13

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    Jul 28, 2009 2:29 AM GMT
    I hate telephones, lol.
    I text because most of my friends text, but I prefer talking. I like to know what someone is saying, not try to decode the text languageicon_evil.gif
  • sracer

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    Jul 28, 2009 2:30 AM GMT
    it makes no difference to me. I like to talk but texin is easy when you can't. the only problem with texin is sometimes you misunderstand the tex an then its like 50 texes later that you understand ha
  • upsguy68

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    Jul 28, 2009 2:30 AM GMT
    I like texting. Short, sweet, and to the point.
    I like talking face-to-face!!
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    Jul 28, 2009 2:31 AM GMT
    I more of an email/text kinda guy.
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    Jul 28, 2009 2:34 AM GMT
    sracer saidit makes no difference to me. I like to talk but texin is easy when you can't. the only problem with texin is sometimes you misunderstand the tex an then its like 50 texes later that you understand ha


    I hear ya on the understanding part. It's really bad when one misunderstands something and gets upset. I was texting with a friend who all of a sudden got emotional (via texting), and I had to clarify...messy. Grrr...stupid texting lol
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    Jul 28, 2009 2:35 AM GMT
    Texting. Er, I mean txtng.
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    Jul 28, 2009 2:35 AM GMT
    icon_idea.gif Prefer to teXt... sometimes more simple and direct :-)
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    Jul 28, 2009 2:36 AM GMT
    I have no real use for texting.
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    Jul 28, 2009 2:37 AM GMT
    I like texting but as others have pointed out, sometimes it can taken out of context since there is no "tone". I also like talking, sigh I singlehandedly keep AT&T in business.
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    Jul 28, 2009 2:38 AM GMT
    SMS (aka, texting)

    I hate talking on the phone, like talking face to face..
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    Jul 28, 2009 2:43 AM GMT
    texting. always.
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    Jul 28, 2009 2:44 AM GMT
    They both have their place. Texting to me, is for a very short conversation. After that.. call me! Ive actually sent that as a response.... CALL ME! I get a tad frustrated sometimes when I get a text message asking something like "Can you explain the meaning of life"! Ok.. maybe Im making fun, but damn... some people just dont get it.

    After 5 or 6 back and forth text, or SMS messages icon_rolleyes.gif F'ning call me!
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    Jul 28, 2009 2:45 AM GMT
    I'm fine with texting for sending quick messages.

    But full-on conversations through text just doesn't make sense to me. Just call me. Or better yet, let's talk face to face. icon_cool.gif
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    Jul 28, 2009 2:46 AM GMT
    I have never sent a text message, I would have no idea how.


    If I need to relay information I call and leave a message.


    Don't spend alot of time on the phone in any fashion.
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    Jul 28, 2009 3:33 AM GMT
    I prefer texting in most cases but there are times when it's just too impersonal or impractical. Like the last guy I dated for over a month who broke up via text message. We talked and text everyday for about six weeks and suddenly wouldn't take my calls. I sent an email telling him how I felt about the way he handled it and what do I get a week later? A text telling me he didn't know how to respond.
    So as much as I like texting it has become an all to easy way for some to avoid dealing with difficult situations. icon_confused.gif
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    Jul 28, 2009 3:52 AM GMT
    That's awful. Breaking up through text or email is pretty trashy. icon_neutral.gif
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    Jul 28, 2009 4:01 AM GMT
    I hate texting because it seems to cause so much confusion. Or, it takes five times longer to get across the same point as a two second phone conversation. I get so much more done at work than my coworkers because I'll call to discuss things and follow up with an email confirmation. They'll email or text back and forth instead of just conversing, and not even have a confirmed answer when they're "done". It's ridiculous.

    Texting a friend "where are you" is one thing, but having a "conversation" over SMS is lame.
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    Jul 28, 2009 4:12 AM GMT
    Texting is overrated. Conversation, live with another human being is a dying art, sadly. Such are the death knolls of technology.icon_cry.gif
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    Jul 28, 2009 4:32 AM GMT
    xrichx saidThat's awful. Breaking up through text or email is pretty trashy. icon_neutral.gif


    I agree it's pretty trashy. In the end I'm glad it happened when it did because after all the empty words and promises of being the guy he was falling for it showed his true character. In the end someone has a right to their feelings but I would have much more respect had it been handled differently.
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    Jul 28, 2009 4:38 AM GMT
    I hate hate hate hate hate texting...

    OK, got it out of my system. I rather e-mail icon_redface.gif
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    Jul 28, 2009 4:47 AM GMT
    Much rather talk than text, but I've been texting more often recently.

    I think it's somewhat of a generational thing too. We older guys didn't grow up texting, so it's awkward (for me at least).
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    Jul 28, 2009 4:48 AM GMT
    I love to text, pretty much all I do. Sometimes when people call, I ignore them and then text them back. lol
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    Jul 28, 2009 5:10 AM GMT
    texting . Voice is better face to face. It is not obnoxious to other people either.