It’s a Text, Text, Text, Text World

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DAILY PROMPT



It’s a Text, Text, Text, Text World





How do you communicate differently online than in person, if at all? How do you communicate emotion and intent in a purely written medium?



  • How much do I hate texting?
    • Let me count the ways.
  • I want to hear your voice,
    • That’s what “talking to you” is all about!
  • My fingers were not made for that little keyboard.
    • How do people do that… AND drive?
  • Having a conversation of one-liners is no way to truly express oneself.
    • People have (or they should have) more to say on a topic than a one-and-done, then it’s the other person’s turn.
  • Why do I want to be “buzzed” all the time with a one sentence conversation during a movie or a ballgame?
    • I have a life I want to live… WITHOUT one-liner interruptions from “the unseen forces”.
  • I think texting has added to the superficial- invalidating- relationships that people are now expecting as “real” in today’s world. Facebook, too. These are “Friendship Fantasylands”.
  • You can be ‘a pretend somebody’ and develop all of the feelings of relationship… yet the true value of having a relationship is null and void because that people is only a façade of a persona,,, a shadow creature.
  • The skill-set of developing friendships for many people is becoming obsolete. They really are ‘closer’ to their imaginary friends than anyone one friend in the flesh. You know how that works out for five-year-olds!

So Grow Up. … … … Get off the life-extracting text-mobile…. … …Allow yourself true friendships!

(Yes,, I have thought about this before…)



In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “It’s a Text, Text, Text, Text World.”

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22 thoughts on “It’s a Text, Text, Text, Text World

  1. I agree wholeheatedly, but, of course, I am not calling you to tell you this, but “typing” a posted comment. I think that texting has a place, emailing has a place, but to develop a true friendship, you need to have the one-on-one conversation.

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  2. God, I hate texting! I keep telling people not to text me, but texts still show up on my phone. Grrr… And I have small fingers, but like you I don’t get how people can use those little keyboards.

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  3. I often start a conversation via text (to see if the person is available) and once they are, give ’em a call!
    Skype is the next best thing when phone or person is not a good option!

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      1. It’s the equivalent of having a sit-down chat with someone who is too far to do so! I have friends in Colorado and Portland, OR and we can see each other when we chat – more fun than just by phone.
        You can only Skyoe with someone who wants to. Definitely makes the world a bit smaller.

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  4. texting or facebook messaging…people seem to think everyone is on fb…I miss invitations and tell folks, CALL me if you want a response. Great post! As for texting and driving they are finally cracking down here. Before in Quebec we got a ticket, now we get 3 demerit points taken off our driver’s permit which can increase our car insurance.

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  5. When I’m sitting under the apple tree, watching the mergansers dive on the pond and rubbing the barn cat’s ears, I text my children (grown and not close). I much, much rather share the space under the tree and we would talk in lengthy tones! But texting keeps me connected. But I get where you are coming from and agree wholeheartedly with your points!

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    1. Thanks for all of your comments. Your encouragement means sooo much. I hope to begin thinking about something more than just flash once school days are completed. Thank you again!

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