Things like text messaging seem like a waste of time. I see where a text message could be useful (i.e., I haven’t paid my T-Mobile bill or something like that, and they send you a text saying so), but as a way to communicate with people in general, I would rather pick up the phone.
But when I searched for a good text messaging picture, I found a site that wrote about the advantages of texting. Here ’tis:
What is Text Messaging?
Text messaging is a quick and easy way to stay in touch with your friends and family when it’s difficult to talk. If you’re in a noisy area or don’t want to be heard, text messaging is the answer.
Okay, if you’re in a meeting and you get a text, you may not want to be heard talking on the phone, but you’re certainly going to draw attention to yourself by tapping on the keypad on your phone if you decided to reply. If you’re in a club where the music is loud and your friend wants to know what’s up? (or WU?) I suppose you could text back and say: “TBH 404” (“To be honest, I don’t know”). But you could also take a couple of minutes, find a quiet place and call him/her back.
But no…Now you have to master all these shorthand codes, and I just can’t be bothered…IYKWIM. 😉