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Can you live without Texting?


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#61    Orcseeker

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 12:57 AM

Since my phone was recently reduced to a chipboard and keyboard sticky taped to it. I have experienced what it is like to go out with no phone. It really highlights the importance of the thing, I mainly use instant messaging services as opposed to texting but I will categorise both in the same category.

I had to substitute with my itouch in order to use wifi to comminicate with others via IM. In order to use my blackberry I need to link it up to my computer, take screenshots of the "screen" to see what I'm doing an access it remotely through a program. I also had my bus timetables and such on the phone too, as well as using it as a light when things got dark.

Without a phone and no texting or IM is certainly a different life. It's almost as if I feel disconnected other than what is explained as disconnected from life with them. It really cuts a hole in the social aspect as I communicate with all my friends via my phone. It is certainly livable like this I guess but in my situation not a benefit to go without.


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Posted 06 October 2012 - 04:01 AM

I don't text. If that makes me weird, so be it.

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 04:23 AM

To me it's an addiction. If college students go nuts for 24 hours without it then
it's comparable to a smoker without his/her cigarette.

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 01:43 AM

I know people that as soon as they are on break they are on the phone, texting, calling someone that they just saw.  When its time to go home they will either be texting or calling someone before they even get their car started.  A lot of them are calling the same person.  I would run out of things to talk about.


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Posted 07 October 2012 - 03:10 PM

View PostHilander, on 07 October 2012 - 01:43 AM, said:

I know people that as soon as they are on break they are on the phone, texting, calling someone that they just saw.  When its time to go home they will either be texting or calling someone before they even get their car started.  A lot of them are calling the same person.  I would run out of things to talk about.

One of my pet peeves is when I go out with a friend or relative to a restaurant to eat out and
make good conversation and they get on there cellphone talking and texting. I find that rude.

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 04:31 PM

I don't text routinely. I think I have texted about twenty times in my life.

braodband and phone packages are pretty cheap in the USA. I don't do sell phones much (misspell intentional). Only when I travel and the battary is always out of it until I want to use it.

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 05:09 PM

I never understood why people want to chatter at each other so much. If I want to socialize, I'll attend or throw a social event. If I need to tell someone something, I"ll call them from home when I have time. I'd hate people thinking they had access to me 24/7.

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 05:23 PM

I don't know how to compose or send a text message. It's a miracle that I can read them.

I'm a Luddite.

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 06:15 PM

I can, and have so many times. lol

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 07:15 PM

I could live without texting, but why would one want to? We are living in a new age of near total connection. Communication with nearly anyone is possible now within seconds. This is the future. It's glorious and wonderful! Ideas, emotions, worries, cares, information, video, sound... all of it can be communicated instantly and almost anywhere. That's a pretty amazing thing.


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Posted 18 October 2012 - 02:35 PM

Hyper-texting> evolving our telepathic skills> evolve telokenitic skills= keep texting





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