Merry Christmas! was the start of a new worldwide innovation. The first text message was sent from a PC to a mobile phone by Neil Papworth, back in 1992. Moving forward twenty-five years, texting has become the world’s number one way of communication. It has become efficient over the years and still continues to do so. However, like everything in the world, there’s always a positive and negative impact, especially when it comes to texting.Texting comes in handy when you aren’t expecting an immediate response, kind of like the modern way of writing a letter. It also makes it easier to talk to a person without having to call them 24/7. Although texting maybe efficient, it isn’t something that gives a positive impact.
The one thing I absolutely hate about texting is that you don’t know who is actually behind the screen. It seems like a normal conversation with one of your closest friends at first but later on, you realize that you have been talking to some stranger who has all of your information. I may seem paranoid but it happens. This could lead to cyberbullying which isn’t easy for it to blow over as it is starting. About a year ago, I mentioned in one my previous posts about how we use our devices to shield us from the reality of communicating with one another physically, in other words, the security blanket approach. Recently, technology, especially texting, has taken over our lives, literally. We have become dependent on it and can’t seem to pull away from it. It is causing health issues, such as being sleep deprived, neck and possible nerve damage. It also affects our learning abilities because since we tend to use abbreviations and shorten sentences, we get used to our shortcuts and use them in our daily lives.
Personally, I prefer face to face communication. Don’t get me wrong or anything, like sure I like to text but I feel like it is “real” when you are physically talking. I’m a person who relies on texting when I want to talk to my family and friends, but when I get a chance to talk to them, I don’t waste it, because I one of those who knows what it is like when you are the one who is waiting for the other to respond back…physically.
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