Thursday, November 12, 2009

Texting vs Phone Calls

As I was driving to the airport on Thursday, I was listening to 93.3 in Tampa. Meredith who is 20 something was saying that she dumped a guy because he only texted her. She thought it was important to at least talk by phone SOME of the time. While texting is great, you miss out on hearing the emotions in voices and having some of the connections you make with voice. I thought it was rather interesting. Morgan's friends mainly text and Facebook. They don't talk a lot on the phone. Often, when I travel, we communicate mainly by text. The thing I find interesting is that I can stay much more connected to small things by texting, but I think it is the larger things you miss out on.

I went an saw old friends Josh and Lauren this week. I hadn't seen them in over a year at least - probably longer. It was kind of funny because there wasn't a lot to catch up on. We both have blogs and Facebook, so we really were pretty up to date. It was very interesting. I am always trying to explain to my parents how great Facebook is, and i think it is very funny that people all over the world read my blog but my parents don't. When I ask them about it, they say, oh yeah, what is the address again? I crack up because it is MY NAME. LOL. I think they don't read it because we talk a lot. They have no reason to read it because all of the info is discussed on the phone. On the other hand, when you are just keeping up with people, texting, facebook, blogs are awesome. To truly experience and be part of their regular lives, the phone and in person contact is required. That's my story, and I am sticking to it. :)

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