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#1
Why would people text more than they talk? It seems like that among my peers.
When you talk to others over the phone, you can hear them instantly and respond instantly. Texts may not even make it to the other person.
The way I see it, texts are supposed to be a mobile version of e-mailing. You get them when you get the chance to check. Wouldn't people rather get the message instantly or hear the sound of someone's voice?
I don't get it.
#2
no, texting is a written version of calling. there are many variables in texting so it isn't anywhere near calling, but some people prefer to text their friend in class instead of picking up the phone and saying 'WHAT UP DAWG'.
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#3
Less human interaction or the person can get more time to respond and properly convey their thoughts.
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#5
Mostly the fact that you can think about what you say, and no facial expressions are needed (can be a good or bad thing).
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#6
So the people near you can't listen in on the conversation
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#8
So i dont have to listen to you run your damn mouth while i try to listen to sweet tunes, then again i wont text you back either so youre f*cked either way.
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#9
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This, and you you can't send inappropriate pictures of yourself through a phone call

But seriously, sometimes I want to get information to people that isn't worth a phone call, or if I'm bored sending a mass text of "whats up" is a lot more efficient than calling everybody I know.
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#13
I don't really text or call anyone anymore. Now that all my friends use Facebook 24/7 its cheaper and more effective for me to message them there. I get responses quicker on Facebook than through texts.
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#14
It's fucking stupid.
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#16
Anyone who thinks that texting is more popular is just oblivious. Texting is popular, but the only reason 99% of the people I know text is because they can't talk at the time, or don't have anything of importance to say and don't wanna deal with a long conversation
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I guess I'm just old fashioned.
Its also cheaper for me to call too.


yeah, it's called a top-up plan, it suits your needs. you need calls, you get calls.
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#19
Well I can do other thing's whilst texting and still have a conversation, whereas if I'm calling somebody I have to put everything else aside.
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#20
It's the difference between having a conversation that is your primary task (calling) or a secondary task you are doing while doing something else (texting).
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#21
i dont like talkng on the phone cause i have alow voice and people never hear me so most of the conversation is people yelling"what?!"

so i prefer texting for that reason also its easier and im a busy person that cant spend hours talking to someone on the phone while i should be playing guitar or reading of listenign to music

if i really want to talk to you ill go to your place or meet you somewhere were we oculd talk
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Anyone who thinks that texting is more popular is just oblivious. Texting is popular, but the only reason 99% of the people I know text is because they can't talk at the time, or don't have anything of importance to say and don't wanna deal with a long conversation

I rest my case.
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#23
Because through texting, you can hold many different conversations at the same time.
#24
because getting a reply is not dependent on a person being in a situation where they can hear or answer their phone for the 30 or so seconds it rings.

the message stays there until they notice it.
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yeah, it's called a top-up plan, it suits your needs. you need calls, you get calls.

I have a pay-as-you-go plan. I get an amount of dollars and calls per minute and texts cost a certain amount of cents. I can roll over my left over money each month or year.

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Well I can do other thing's whilst texting and still have a conversation, whereas if I'm calling somebody I have to put everything else aside.

You can use a speaker on the phone and with texting you have to put things down to use your thumbs.
#26
Because it's quick. I can have a few conversations going. I can ask a quick question and get a response without having a whole conversation. They don't have to respond immediately if they are doing something. It's quiet.

That's all I can think of.
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#27
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Why would people text more than they talk? It seems like that among my peers.
When you talk to others over the phone, you can hear them instantly and respond instantly. Texts may not even make it to the other person.
The way I see it, texts are supposed to be a mobile version of e-mailing. You get them when you get the chance to check. Wouldn't people rather get the message instantly or hear the sound of someone's voice?
I don't get it.


Because you can do multiple things at once while texting. Try doing something important while talking on the phone. You wanna talk to the person, but at the same time you want him/her to shut up so you can do your work. Also there aren't many silent awkward moments like you get with talking on the phone. And nobody can over hear what you are saying.

And you can text in the middle of the night and not wake anybody in the house up.
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#28
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It's fucking stupid.


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#30
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because getting a reply is not dependent on a person being in a situation where they can hear or answer their phone for the 30 or so seconds it rings.

the message stays there until they notice it.

I have no problem with that. "Meet me at 8" "Can't make it. I'll call later"
Things like that are what texting was intended for. Not sitting there for 20 minutes carrying on a conversation. That's fucking stupid.
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#31
People like to think about what they're going to say because they're insecure, and they're able to do so safely behind the cover of a text message.

I think it's pretty weak sauce for the most part when you can just talk to the person, but eh, others might not agree.
#32
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if I didn't have a shit pre-paid service, I'd totez txt that 2 erry1 i no

OT: It's easier to text multiple people at once than talking to multiple people at once.
#33
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I have no problem with that. "Meet me at 8" "Can't make it. I'll call later"
Things like that are what texting was intended for. Not sitting there for 20 minutes carrying on a conversation. That's fucking stupid.


I don't know anybody who does that unless they are in a situation where they can't talk for whatever reason.
#34
Because im not going to call someone on the phone and have a conversation when im doing shit, Ill call someone if im sitting around doing nothing or if i want to make plans but otherwise its so much easier to text
#35
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#36
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Why would people text more than they talk? It seems like that among my peers.
When you talk to others over the phone, you can hear them instantly and respond instantly. Texts may not even make it to the other person.
The way I see it, texts are supposed to be a mobile version of e-mailing. You get them when you get the chance to check. Wouldn't people rather get the message instantly or hear the sound of someone's voice?
I don't get it.

Texting allows an added level of removal from the person with whom one is communicating. Younger people have adapted to a constant climate of anonymous high frequency shallow interaction.
#37
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Less human interaction or the person can get more time to respond and properly convey their thoughts.

This

And I can have a conversation over long periods of time when one of us may be busy. My friend isn't going to talk on the phone while she's on her break at work and I'm not going to try talking when I'm i a crowded place at college. It's convenient.
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#38
It's usually easier because you can do other things at the same time, including texting multiple people.
#39
It's more casual. If I'm waiting in line somewhere I'll txt a few friends and say what's up, how's your day going? etc. and get a few responses back and I'll occupy my time while keeping in touch. On the other hand I'm not going to call and just be like hey... I'm bored, entertain me
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#40
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Why would people text more than they talk? It seems like that among my peers.
When you talk to others over the phone, you can hear them instantly and respond instantly. Texts may not even make it to the other person.
The way I see it, texts are supposed to be a mobile version of e-mailing. You get them when you get the chance to check. Wouldn't people rather get the message instantly or hear the sound of someone's voice?
I don't get it.


This. I think the same way and conversely only text when I don't need an instant response. That way if the other person is busy they can reply whenever they have the time.
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