Text messaging has changed the way we communicate. The very first text message was sent by Neil Papworth, a 22-year-old software programmer from the UK. on December 3, 1992. The message was “Merry Christmas.” Almost exactly one year later, Nokia introduced a SMS feature with a “beep” that signaled an incoming message. Then, texts had a 160-character limit.
Today, we, as a society, text more than we talk on the phone. It’s quick and it’s convenient.
How often do you send a text message? All day? A few times a day? Once a day? Hardly ever? We want to know! As usual, please vote then leave a comment. Thank you!
Maybe 2 to 3 a day but, my wife makes up for my lack of interest in texting.
Lots of texts to kids and grandkids. Daughter and I text lots of food pics too.
texting is a much better way than phone calls to stay in touch with friends.
I don’t text and my cell phone doesn’t even have a keyboard.
I HATE texting and text messages. Cramped, miniscule keyboards along with “text speak”, “spell correct” and “emoji speak” make it an ordeal for me. Invariably, you wind up with a “ping pong” game of multiple texts just to answer questions that, in ONE phone call, could have been COMPLETELY resolved in less than 30 seconds. You have a PHONE in your hand! Use it to make the call and be quickly done with it.
True. That’s why I don’t use chat sites for businesses. Takes forever. Simple concepts are lost and have to be explained.
I am on Twigby where all texts are free. Not bad for less than $15 a month.
A couple of times a day!
I send a group text to my kids to let them know when we are moving from one campground and have arrived safely at the next. I have one friend where we write to each other to keep in touch. Feels like exchanging letters. I also use it to find my husband when we get separated at the store.
Couple times a days to my daughters. That how youngest communicates.
I very seldom talk on the phone. Texting takes much less time and I can do it when I feel like it.
Maybe 1-2 times a month. If I could do it from a real Keyboard, I might use it more often. I hate the fake Keypad on my phone. Siblings include me and Wife on most of their Texts just to keep us in the loop, I seldom reply with more than a word or two.
Texting is an easy way to pass a bit of information, or a picture to someone. Calling always requires a half hour of my time, at least.
Texting only good for 3 responses:
It depends on what is happening. A couple of weeks ago I was managing a rolling reunion that included about 20 different people in two different towns over two days. Consequently, I sent more than a dozen text messages daily in the week leading up to the reunion and while it lasted. I make requests for service calls with a couple of different providers using texts. In the absence of any of that, I tend to send a text message every two or three weeks, perhaps less often.
Texting is similar to using the CB in that you say what you want and don’t have to listen to a rebuttal unless you want to. It’s easy to delete anything you don’t want to read. Lol
About the only time I text is to answer another text, or send a photo to someone. It takes longer to text than it does to actually talk to someone.
Of course texting while driving seems to be the norm anymore. Makes it easier to cause an accident!
Texts vary daily since I have retired. Some days none, other days several.
Text only responding to texts.
While I’d rather talk to people texting is a necessary evil in my line of work. It’s the quickest method to ensure everyone who needs to know has the information.
I’d rather talk to people.