Texting ruining Conversation?

Statistics from the Pew Internet & American Life Project show that, these days, many people with cell phones prefer texting over a phone call. It’s not always young people, though the data indicate that the younger you are, the more likely you are to prefer texting. And that’s creating a communication divide, of sorts – the talkers vs. the texters. Huffington Post

– the article goes on to discuss how teenagers and adults are guilty when it comes to texting one another instead of just talking to them. Is texting really even communicating? Or do we just do it mindlessly to feel that we are connecting? Most of the topics that you text about are not anything of deep purpose, mainly just superficial small talk. 

Experts say there is, of course, nothing wrong with casual conversation and fun between friends. One could argue that the constant banter – scores of texts each day – keep people more connected. The problem, some communication experts say, is that the conversation isn’t particularly deep – and therein lies the problem, says Joseph Grenny, co-author of the book “Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes are High.”

– this article was a good read the helped me find some valuable data and research for my final project. It makes me ponder the question what has our communication system become and what has it done to us?


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