I just dont get it why does everyone think it is like the best invention since sliced bread? I don't know, I think it is absolutely idiotic. Why would you text someone when you can call them? is it because people all actually socialy awkward and can't think of what to say in the moment or is it just because people like to play these stupid mind games so that they can hid thier emotions behind a veil? I don't get it some one explain it to me.
Most Helpful Girl
sometimes i feel like that0
Most Helpful Guy
Texting is asynchronous. I don't need my recipient to be ready for me to send a text.
Texting is brief and to the point:
"Pick up milk" & "👍" is complete conversation.
Texts are easily reviewed, just like rereading a letter. I have a number of special texts from my wife that are currently locked on my phone.
Texts can include pictures, video and hotlinks to webpages. This can't be done by a phone call.
Texts are easily sent to one or many people on a distribution list. This makes it easy to involve everyone.
Being able to refer to actual communications after the fact is useful where there is dispute as to what was said.
Texts and their responses may be crafted with thought. Phone calls place someone on the spot for a response.
Multiple text conversations may be held concurrently without preventing another conversation from continuing.
Whereas, when you call someone you get to hear their voice and they get to hear yours. There is more emotional content at the cost of many other kinds of value.3