What’s The Point Of Texting?
While unconventional, texting has become one of the most used forms of communication. It seem uneffective for everything except short messages like “r u at home?” and stuff like that. So why does everyone text? It gets annoying seeing everyone everywhere texting on the bus, waiting to cross the street, at work, at school, etc. Does everyone text because they like pushing buttons on their phones? Of is it just easier to break up via 3G rather than a face-to-face conversation? Some people I have asked this question say that texting is faster that calling someone. Maybe if you just want to say LOL, but otherwise, it’s not faster. Sorry to burst your bubble.
Another thing I have against texting is that it costs a lot. You either have to get an expensive mobile phone plan from a carrier, or you have to pay 5 to 10 cents per text. Nothing fun about that. So why waste money on texting when you can call friends or email them?
Also, texting is dangerous. Texting while driving kills more people than shark attacks. You might say, “Well hey, talking on the phone can get you into a wreck too!” Possible, but not likely. When you are talking to someone on the phone, your eyes are still looking down the road, while when you text, you are staring at an LCD screen. So yeah, texting is more dangerous. And in any case, you shouldn’t really do either of the above because it’s illegal in most states. Well I kind of lost my point there, but the bottom line is: I really don’t see a use for texting.