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Has texting become the norm?

Updated on May 5, 2017
Has texting become the norm?
Has texting become the norm?

Has texting become the norm?

With the limitless amounts of technology in the world today there are limitless things that people don't have that they did before. For example, who has a house phone anymore? or better yet who actually calls people? With everyone having cell phones, with unlimited calling and texting who actually picks up a landline phone to call anyone or their cell phone to call anymore since texting is so much faster? Or better yet actually goes out and see people? with texting being more convenient these days? These are the questions that people ask today. Years ago you wouldn’t have thought people would be asking these questions. Everyone who is anyone has a cell phone today, even kids in grade school. They don’t use them to play games on either they use them to text and call their friends. Why do they text their friends vs call their friends is it faster?

What is calling? that is another question people are asking because all anyone ever does is text, even if they do have cell phones, when you talk to people and give out your number you don’t say "call me" anymore you say "shoot me a text and we can talk that way." In today’s day and age, texting is the new way to get a hold of each other or so it seems. Occasionally people will call you on your cell phone and talk to you that way but for the most part, they text. In a sense, texting is the new form of MSN Instant messenger, but instead of getting an instant reply sometimes it takes hours.

If you ask anyone “Has texting become the new norm”? here answer would be yes it has because of its convenience. If you have unlimited texting from where you are to where ever you are texting to its just a lot easier then picking up a phone to talk to the person isn’t it? Texting is faster and that is what people want they want things instantly that is what texting is to some people. Some might even say that it is cheaper, but is it really? That depends on the phone plan that you have but we are not going to get into that.

Has texting become the new norm, well I guess it depends on what era you were born in? For the kids being born now, and the eighties and nineties kids, yes it is the new norm because we were brought up with all the changes first hand rather than having to teach ourselves what they were long after we were older. We saw it firsthand so it was easy for us to grasp, most of us now have cell phones and text all the time, I should know I do it. I hardly ever pick up the phone and call someone now, I will just text them instead, but occasionally I will call people, for example, yesterday I called someone who I text daily, and I haven’t done that in months. We don’t usually call each other because it’s just easier to text then it is to call because texting is faster.

Although now with the new laws for driving and biking it’s easier to call someone then it is to text. Also, text messages, as well as an email, can be taken the wrong way, so sometimes calling is easier but most of the time people text each other because of how convenient it is. It is also faster to text then it is to call someone and with us living in such a fast-paced world now, that is all we want. The fastest thing possible.

So yes texting has become the new norm in my opinion because it’s faster and easier for people to do rather than picking up the phone and calling someone. In this day and age anyway, because a text message is instant, and that is what people want in today’s day and age. They want things now rather than later. Nobody wants to wait for anything anymore everything has to be instant and that is why texting is more common now, because you can reply instantly to a text message rather than a phone call if you miss it your out of luck, a text message is there for a little bit longer so it's easier to reply too.

Texting can be done while doing other things in a day, whereas talking on the phone sometimes can't be, which is why texting has become the norm and it has also become limitless. Everyone who is anyone with a cell phone now knows how to text and has to text as part of their phone package, and most of the time they have unlimited texting. This is because most people text more than they call each other on the phone anymore.


Has texting become the norm?

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Texting The Normalcy of Life Now

Everyone wants things to be faster and texting is faster than calling so that is what most people do. So it is normal now when people are talking to each other to just say " shoot me a text later" instead of "call me later", it is alway text me later that people say, and we all know what that means. We want everything to be fast and easy nowadays we don't want to have to work for anything and texting gives us the freedom to not have to work to get a hold of someone, because we can just type out what we are going to say to a person whenever the thought comes into our head if we have their cell phone number.

Everyone texts people now, because it is limitlessly faster. However, I find that it takes away from the personalization aspect that you get from talking on the phone or talking to the person's face to face. Talking to a person's face to face, or calling them on the phone takes to much time apparently and that is why we all text. Also depending on your plan you can text people all over the world not that you couldn't call them before with your home phone plan it is just so much easier to text for most people. Since we are all so busy it's faster to type a quick " Hi instead of picking up the phone and dialing a number just to say it.

Texting is a lot more convenient and that is why it has become the norm in today's society. Everyone and their grandmother texts now, which means we are never alone because people can get a hold of you at any time of day unless you shut your phone off at night, But who shuts their phone off at night? Not very many people because they don't want to miss anything. With texting being so instant you can't miss anything, and if you do miss something it is because you don't read the text message right away when it comes in which sometimes happens but not very often.

With texting being so convenient that is why it has become limitless because that is mostly what everyone uses. We have stopped talking to people face to face, or going out because we can just text our friends instead of actually hanging out with them, we also text more because our lives have become so busy that texting each other is all that we have time for. Or if we do go out with friends we are either texting each other while we are out or texting other people who are not out with us. It is just normal now to have our phones out everywhere we go, even at the dinner table. So I guess it is safe to say that yes texting has become the norm.




People would rather text then call you
People would rather text then call you

Why Texting?

Texting is so limitless now that everyone does it. It is something that can be done limitlessly and fast. Is that why everyone does it? People don't want to wait around for someone to answer the phone and talk to them that way or even meet up with them and talk to them face to face, they want an instant answer, all the time and with texting, they get that. For the most part anyway. It is easier than meeting with someone and talking face to face or calling that person on the phone. People want things fast and easy they don't want to have to wait and with texting, they don't have to wait most of the time. which is why people like it better and it has become the norm.

Has texting become the norm? Let's Discuss

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    • Venkatachari M profile image

      Venkatachari M 22 months ago from Hyderabad, India

      Yes, it has become more popular and a normal way of communication rather than hanging to phones.

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      Louise Barraco 22 months ago from Ontario

      I completely agree if you don't text people look at you weird

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      Larry Rankin 22 months ago from Oklahoma

      I certainly use my phone more for texting than calling.

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      Paula 22 months ago

      I like texting a bit more because I am usually very busy and I want everything done quickly and efficient and since I can't concentrate on my writing and talking at the same time, texting is perfect for me. I am always telling my friends that there are more chances for me to chat with them while working if they text me rather than if they call me. When someone is calling you need to stop from what you are doing and concentrate on the discussion. But when someone is texting, you can just answer while waiting for a page or image to load, for a pot to boil and so on.

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      Michaela 22 months ago from USA

      I don't text. I can't even afford a cell phone right now. I have to use the home phone at my current place of residence and only for work purposes. I guess that really makes me an anomaly, but honestly I don't like texting and don't mind not having a phone.

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