Cell phones: Talking and Texting With the vast majority of our country’s population using cell phones and with the advent of text messaging as a way of fast communication, people are able to communicate more easily than ever before. Cell phones are bridging communication gaps and allowing people to converse at any time instantly. However, using cell phones can be a health hazard and using them in certain situations illegal. Even with considering these concerns, text messaging has become exceptionally popular, especially with the younger generations, thus making the need for us to talk with one another almost obsolete. Talking on the phone has evolved over the years from speaking to an operator who will patch a call through to being able to dial a number on a touch screen and moments later a person is on the line.
Can You Hear Me Now? “Can you hear me now?” a catch phrase used in a cell phone commercial in which a man roams around with his phone making sure he has a signal. It’s a valid question, even in an age where we can communicate in more ways than ever before. It seems as if everyone is more accessible, wifi is everywhere, and even those who can’t afford to support themselves can have a cell phone. Internet capable technology is extremely affordable, and people across the world are adapting to this new wide world of communication.
Are We Too Attached to Our Phones? Over the past decade American culture has experienced something more profound than any other technological advancement since the discovery of the Internet; the smart phone. The innovative technology of cellular phone has eliminated the need for almost any other electronic device. With the creation of the 3G/4G network and application technology, cell phone users no longer need multiple Personal Digital Assistants (PDA’s) to satisfy their needs. All one needs is a smartphone, such as an iPhone or an Android, and they can fulfill all of their daily tasks from the touch of the same button.
Thomas Shanks Mrs. Rinker English 111 Example paper 2/8/11 Texting and Talking Texting and talking has made life easier for many people; maybe. Texting has some advantages, yet talking can have just as many. Both of them each have an equal amount of disadvantages as well and can be a major distraction, and possibly make lives harder. Many people enjoy texting because it’s straight to the point and there are no run on conversations. Texting can be very fast, easy, quiet, and efficient.
Everyone seems to have a cell phone, even young children. According to Brain Dakss of USA Today “more than one out of every two Americans own a cell phone.” And in MIT Tech Talk Sarah Wright wrote that during June 2005, in the Unites States alone, people collectively spent over six hundred and seventy five billion minutes talking on a cell phone. Implying that Americans are over-dependant on cell phones at an alarming rate. Cell phones seem to encourage people to have “multiple shallow relationships” (Dakss). With increasing text messaging capabilities, people no longer have to physically talk to use their cell phones.
Secondly, online dating makes it easier to communicate with others. Online dating websites allows people to say who they are, what they are about, what interests them, and what attracts them to others. Other online dating users use that information and compare it to themselves, to see if they would be a match. It is easier to tell someone who you are by messaging then because sometimes we as people cannot always find the right words to say verbally. Lastly, although online dating is fun, exciting, fast and easy some precautions should be used.
Hollering vs. Texting Hollering and texting are two types of communication for people to use to talk to one another. Texting is a more modern type of communication, and hollering is an older version type of communication, yet sometimes used today too. Texting and hollering are both an effective form of communication because of adequate transmission of tone and functionality. Hollering and texting both show tone, but they do it in different ways. Hollering shows tone by using different types of pitches and sounds with someone using their voice, unlike texting which uses words.
It provides us massive convenience no matter in accessing information, being updated to current news, or even engaging in mass activities. Nowadays, people use their mobile phones to send information to others. It is all about text messaging, which is personal and nearly every message gets read. Some people using mobile phones with Internet connection could even use the famous social application “Whatsapp” to text with others. Moreover, mobile devices keep you updated to current events no matter in your country or worldwide, which you simply need to click a button.
These are but a few of the many benefits of using a telephone over formal letter writing. Another main cause to this trend is the amount of free time needed to correspond through letters. Free time is a very coveted commodity. Many causes can affect our amount of free time. Letter writing can be
The Effects of Text Messaging By Seb Dex According to Nielsen, American teenagers send and receive, on average, 2,272 messages per month. This equates to nearly 80 messages a day. In fact, text messaging is so popular that in North America (as of 2006), 40% of cell phone users actively use SMS. In Europe the average is 85%. Throughout the world, the use of text messaging has developed very rapidly.