Do you think texting is intruding on the ability to socialize, or helping it?

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  1. Ben Graves profile image80
    Ben Gravesposted 7 years ago

    Do you think texting is intruding on the ability to socialize, or helping it?

    I see people in the classroom at colleges texting when they could be talking with each other, people texting while riding their bikes, and in other instances. What I want to know is do you think instant messaging is impeding our ability to talk to one another, or is it making it easier?

  2. Pam Pounds profile image74
    Pam Poundsposted 7 years ago

    Unfortunately, texting has become the new method of  conversation.  I believe it is hindering the youth's ability to spell and speak accurately, and it very much avoids confrontation within a relationship.  That is what will definitely suffer.

  3. reena_yadav profile image77
    reena_yadavposted 7 years ago

    I think texting is impeding our social ability to mix, mingle and communicate with one another. I know people who are adept at texting messages, ie, in Short Messaging Service (SMS) language that they are unable to send a grammatically correct business email. This reflects badly on the organisation.

    On the other hand, I have seen people texting while riding their bikes and i feel that this act puts themselves and others in danger. If they want to text, they should at least stop and call the person on the other end instead of texting.

    As for texting in classroom, that is wrong. They are there to study and not text. After all, is it that hard to communicate with the person sitting next to you.

  4. supplies expert profile image59
    supplies expertposted 7 years ago

    I agree with both of you, but one other thing I would like to address is the fact that texting impedes on the ability for kids to learn how to be a public speaker, and also makes children not respect a well written speech... I saw it when I was graduating how most of the kids in the graduating class were just sitting on their phones texting instead of listening to some of the better public speakers.

  5. scauthor1969 profile image81
    scauthor1969posted 7 years ago

    I see this a lot as the parent of a teenager. It started with e-mail and has continued with texting and the social networking sites. People use these devices to avoid conversation and interaction. They develop poor language and writing skills as a result.It may not be bad but I am not sure it is helpful as teens grow and mature and enter the working world.


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