Texting

“How’s school going?”

“Good so far. HBU?”

“Finals are coming up” :(

From stone scribbles to swipeable screens, communication has evolved enormously.

Texting.

Pretty hard to define in one word. Especially when it is one of the most dependant forms of communication world-wide.

So what is Texting? Texting is a verb, which consists of composing an electronic message sent over a cellular network from one cell phone to another by typing words (Text-message, dictionary.com). Through texting, we can connect with friends, families, and anyone literally through text-messaging, or for those iPhone users out there, iMessaging. One can exchange a quick greeting to friends, a rapid respond to that annoying person, or a romantic note to that loved one, all thanks to texting.

Based on numerous research studies, Pew Researchers have managed to narrow down those who text. After significant primary research, experiments, and polls, they found that based on one’s age or education, your status of being a texter is easily determined. As the age is significantly young, aiming towards the teens, to those in their middle ages, early to late 30s, texting is an everyday activity for them.

Texting is quick, convenient, and portable. Texting provides many users with the ability to easily respond in a fast way. It connects those apart due to distance, and allows one to impart information within a few seconds. With texting there may be many pros, but there are always a few cons. Yes, texting can keep people in touch and connected, however it cannot replace personal interaction and communication.

Written By: Sabrina Rajpaul

Works Cited:

"Text-Messaging."* Dictionary.com*. Dictionary.com. Web. 20 Nov. 2015. < http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/texting?s=t>.

"Global Digital Communication: Texting, Social Networking Popular Worldwide." Pew Research Centers Global Attitudes Project RSS. 20 Dec. 2011. Web. 23 Oct. 2015. < http://www.pewglobal.org/2011/12/20/global-digital-communication-texting-social-networking-popular-worldwide/ >