Essay on Texting
Texting has become a detrimental tool that has provoked social interaction and intimacy. Every year, more and more people are using text messaging to communicate with their peers. In 2000, 14 billion texts were sent monthly. In 2010, 188 billion text messages were sent or received with zero sign of reduction (cite). Text messaging has become the normal way to interconnect with others. Text messaging is portable and can be used anywhere. People read and send text messages in class, on the bus, at work, in the washroom and sometimes during dates. Text messaging has become the primary way in which people communicate. It allows us to instantly communicate with peers, but withdraws us from face-to-face interaction. In today’s …show more content…
The only way you can express an emotion via text messages are by emoticons. Emoticons are representations of facial expressions, which perform nonverbal communication meanings. Several people use emoticons to enhance the meaning and emotional aspect of their messages to compensate for issues such as physically seeing facial expressions, tone of voice and gestures. This damages our social interaction because we are not expressing ourselves face-to-face.
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