How Does Texting Affect Our Lives

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How Does Texting Affect Our Lives?

Texting can affect our lives in many different ways. Many argue that,

texting in the New World is a detriment. I personally feel neutral as this

topic goes on. The technology today is so overwhelming at times being that

there’s always something new coming out. In retrospect, there was the

telephone, the beeper and the Cell phone. Later, there was the cell phone

combined with the texting, Texting combined with the camera, camera

combined with the internet, and much more. The Modern world isn’t used to

this kind of pace. Modern texting into communication apparatuses, such as

mobile phones, appears to have the capability of reducing people into

zombie like states of mind. Many say that anyone who believes that texting

is just for kids and teens is totally out of date. How does texting affect our

lives today?

Texting is a shortcut to talking. A phone conversation can lead to hours

and hours of talking, but a simple text can cut it down to about 3 minutes.

How is this done? This is done by Abbreviating. When you collect a corpus

of messages and analyze them, the average number of words per message

that are abbreviated is around 10 per cent. That means that most words are in

standard spelling. This is especially true of messages between adults, now

constituting about 80 per cent of all text messages. Some examples that I use

to express that I am laughing is using the term “lol”, which means laughing

out loud, ”brb” meaning be right back. When you collect a corpus of

messages and analyze them, the average number of words per message that

are abbreviated is around 10 per cent. That means that most words are in

standard spelling. This is especially true of messages between adults, now

constituting about 80 per cent of all text messages. Texting is faster and

easier and should be used by everyone in my opinion.

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