Compare and Contrast Essay
Texting and Calling
Communication has evolved in several ways since the beginning of time. A telephone is a telecommunications device that permits two or more users to conduct a conversation when they are not in the same vicinity of each other to be heard directly. A telephone converts sound, typically and most efficiently the human voice, into electronic signals suitable for transmission via cables or other transmission media over long distances, and replays such signals simultaneously in audible form to its user. The telephone allows people to communicate with others that are not around them. In modern day society people use texting and calling several times a day to communicate with people in a convenient manner. The popularity of the cellphone has made it possible to make calls or texts to communicate with those that are not immediately around one. Texting and calling are both very easy means of being able to reach someone or to send a message. Calling and texting are both means of communication and have many similarities, however, are different in many aspects.
Calling someone in my point of view is more personal then texting. When a call is made one is able to express emotion through voice. Being able to communicate through voice conversation, calling allows a person to express an idea sometimes more clearly than that of a text message. Some people prefer a call rather than a text simply because a call is more efficient in expressing a more complex message. There are many types of phone calls one can make. In the business world one is required to make very formal phone calls in order to communicate with other professionals and clientele. Sending a text message to a boss or client is extremely unprofessional and is frown upon in the business world.
Text messaging, or texting, is the act of typing and sending a brief, electronic message between two or more mobile phones or fixed or portable devices over a phone network. Text messages can be used to interact with automated systems to, for example, order products or services, or participate in contests. Statistically speaking texting is used more than calling by the average person on a daily basis. In the United States, text messaging is also popular; as reported by CTIA in December 2009, the 286 million US subscribers sent 152.7 billion text messages per month, for an average of 534 messages per subscriber per month. As technology advances, the human race is becoming less personable. A text is an informal way to communicate an idea or friendly message. A wise rule of thumb is to never send a text when an important message needs to be expressed. Texting is generally faster and was designed in the place of things such as the email and instant message. Texting requires literacy skills, despite the fact that they are often abbreviated.
Texting and calling are both means of communication. Both formats require the use of language to communicate. The instrument used to make a call or a text is the cellphone. When one places a call or sends a text they are both using the same keypad or touchscreen. Both texting and calling are time consuming and are statistically increasing as time progresses.
Although having several differences and some similarities, texting and calling are both used by people across the world to communicate with others. Allowing people to communicate from far distances, texting and calling both allow people to maintain relationships. The number of texts and calls made each day has increased since the creation of the cellphone.