Disadvantages Of Texting

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Texting has truly redefined communication in our society. It appears that traditional communication has become a thing of the past and text messaging has become a staple of modern communication. While text messaging began most popular amongst teenagers, adults quickly jumped on the bandwagon. Since the late 90’s people have become increasingly impacted by text messaging. Texting allows people to form and keep relationships, completely express their thoughts, and communicate information all with the touch of a finger. Though text messaging is a technological advancement, there are many disadvantages to our new form of communication. In Sherry Turkle’s “How Computers Change the Way We Think”, Turkle explores the effects of PowerPoint on communication, and like PowerPoint, texting also, “…carries its own way of thinking, its own aesthetic” (289). Turkle suggests that society went from having powerful ideas, to having PowerPoint, and the same can be said about text messaging. Since text messaging became popular, society’s…show more content…
Texting has become one of the top concerns amongst society. According to “Texting n Driving”, “80% of crashes, and 65% of near crashes, involved some form of driver inattention within 3 seconds of the incident” and “57% of American drivers admit to texting behind the wheel. (I 'm guessing more actually, but some probably didn 't want to admit to texting n driving.)” This is an alarming, yet not surprising statistic. Texting has completely changed the way people think about safety. As technology advances with cell phones, safety decreases. People have become so consumed by cell phones that they have begun to risk not only their safety, but the safety of others. While texting and driving is against the law in 46 states, it doesn’t stop users. Texting and driving has become a societal disease that unfortunately is responsible for many deaths in the United
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