Sunday, February 14, 2010

Text Messaging: Advantages and Disadvantages

Text messaging has become a part of daily life for many Americans. There are many advantages and disadvantages to text messaging. The advantages and disadvantages are listed below.

  • Two people can have a conversation with out having to speak which eliminates the risk of someone over hearing if it is in public.
  • It is possible to have multiple conversations with multiple people simultaneously.
  • People have more confidence when texting which allows them to be bold and say things they wouldn't necessarily say in person.
  • Texting is very convenient when a person just needs to say a quick thing to another instead of having to go through the process of making a phone call.
  • Another advantage is that the person can respond when it is most convenient for them.
  • Texting and driving has become a serious problem in America and is very dangerous.
  • While texting it is usually impossible to tell the tone of voice that a person is using so sometimes things can be taken in a way other then what the author intended.
  • Text messages can get lost in the air ways occasionally usually leaving one party very confused.
  • Many people use shorthand and abbreviations while texting, but since they use this so often they are forgetting that those things cannot be used in formal writing.
  • There is also a limit of how many characters can be sent in a text message so if you want to have a long conversation with someone it is better to just call them or discuss the matter in person.

1 comment:

  1. Traditional communication platforms — landline, voicemail, email — have served businesses well. However, the paradigm has changed. Rather than avoiding innovations and technology, service providers must embrace new channels of communication, such as texting and web platforms.
    Communication will be faster, more direct and will improve user experience. A prime example of a UX texting platform is Advantage texting software, which is fast, safe & TCPA-compliant.


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