Advantages And Disadvantages Of Texting

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The world has changed a lot ever since its creation. We have seen many revolutionary events during this time that have changed the way we live. One of these recent inventions would be the cell phone. The cell phone was developed by Martin Cooper in 1973. After the invention of the cell phone, more and more technologically advanced versions of the cell phones started coming out. One of these technological advancements in the cell phone was what we now call ‘text messaging.’ Text messaging is a form of communication that sends text messages electronically to a person’s mobile phone. People find it as an easy source of communication and hence why prefer it over calling someone. Teenagers and students in general, have adopted this way of communication more than any age group. In fact, in a poll conducted by the Nielsen Company, it shows that an average teen sends about 3,339 texts per month. Texting has led to a massive change in not only communication, but in the English language as well. The current generation of young adults and teens are adopting a different slang…show more content…
When someone does not have many friends or is very shy, texting can help them break out of their shell and talk to people. While it is still behind a screen, it helps increase this person’s confidence and it aids this person in not feelings alone. People don’t have to deal with public speaking, or the fear of, while over a text message. Although texting can help some people 's communication skills it could hurt others. Many people rely on the camaraderie involved in having conversations face-to-face. They need the social setting involved. Texting takes away the social setting and most of the personalization involved. As stated before, texting does not show any emotion, you could be really upset and the person you are texting think you are joking around and it will cause
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