Sunday, October 17, 2010
Texting Changing Communication Conversation
The average 13 to 17 year sends and receives over 100 text messages a day. A recent PEW study has found that in general people who text (often the youngsters) prefer to text over making a phone call. It does save people time for example, rather than having to make a phone call where you could diverge into small talk when all you want to say is that you will be at the meeting. Yet, the study also says that because texting is so simple and convenient people tend to do it often in their spare time, when they could otherwise be basking in quiet reflection. Understanding the pervasiveness of texting in our young culture, it makes me wonder how texting is or could be changing the global business world, education, and citizenship.
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