Thursday, May 13, 2010
In the article, "2txt? Or Nt2txt?", blogged by Garrison Keillor, it talked about how younger generations of men are becoming less sociable because of their constant text messaging instead of actually having conversations. I completely agree! Since the invention of text messaging, conventional ways of talking on the phone or even in person have been washed away in the tsunami of thousands of text messages sent every day. I have noticed in my friends that social skills are not the priority at all and that they are much more focused on the next girl who's going to text them. And consider that only about 5% of the students don't have cell phones! What is the solution to this? Should society ban all text messaging? Obviously that's not practical or really desirable. However, we should think about the importance of communicating with spoken words - not just the ones we text.