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My advice to those who remain skeptical is to view the matter differently and think about the positive that can come from this “new” form of communication, versus the negative. Everything will always have a little of both, so it comes down to perception and how you chose to look at it. If used efficiently, text messaging can spark ingenuity into the minds of messengers and can convey content-heavy messages without all the messy nonverbals lurking around. What if we as a society had banned the printing press when it first arrived because we believed it to be, as Crystal adds, “the invention of the devil because it would put false opinions into people’s minds”? There will come a time when we will laugh at the ridiculous opposition that met text messaging, as we presently do about telephones and the printing press long ago.
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