Once again I must aire my oddball opinion and say I do NOT get the allure of texting. Isn't texting just an updated version of the telegraph? Didn't Alexander Graham Bell make the telegraph obsolete a century ago? Why are we moving backwards?
If you disagree, tell me: Can you text as fast as you can talk? If you can you have freak thumbs! Are we as a society so....so intimidated by the human voice that we'll go out of our way and take 3 times as long to convey a thought via texting vs. the telephone?
Yesterday I asked my brother if he had heard back from ______? We needed an answer pronto.
He said, "If I don't hear from him soon I'll text him."
Oh bull crap! I made one phone call, asked one question, got one answer, in one minute. Sheesh! It ain't rocket surgery, people!
If we don't use our muscles they'll atrophy. If we don't use our voices will our species soon be able to do nothing more than grunt and squeal?
My daughter Andrea had a beautiful baby girl a couple of weeks ago. She sends out a daily photo text to all her friends and family showing us Reese's progress. Cool. Except about 10 seconds after she sends it my phone starts going ding...ding...ding...ding... Everyone she sent the photo to starts replying, "Oh, she's so cute" and "She's getting SO big", etc.
Now I'm paying for 20 incoming texts, and I don't even know most of these people. (And don't even think it....the last thing I want is 'unlimited' texting.) I finally asked her to send me my daily photo privately. There may be a setting where I can opt out of seeing all the replies, but I'll be damned if I can find it.
Hey, there's a thought....I wonder if I can opt out of text messages altogether? Then, if someone wants to talk to me, they'll have to TALK to me. That will save us both time.