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March 9th, 2010 Sponge

The big trend now is for people to text more than they actually speak to each other on the phone. Analyze this statement and give me 3 reasons why you think that IS OR IS NOT true. Describe to me why texting appeals to you more than speaking on the phone. (Write a paragraph with AT LEAST 8 sentences or you will get ZERO CREDIT)

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53 Responses to “March 9th, 2010 Sponge”

  1. i think that yes the cell phone company’s want us to text more cause what if your stuck in a meeting and you just cant interrupt the meeting so you can quietly text your son, daughter, or husband that your gonna be late coming home.

  2. this is true for the most part for most people. i think that text appears to be more appealing to people is because when you are text you have time to think about what you want to say and because you don’t have to worry about people hearing your conversation.

  3. 1. because its hard for me to start a convo when im talking to someone on the phone sooo i just text them

    2.i dont want my mom and brother to hear my convo im having with my friends sooo i text

  4. One reason because if you don’t want to argue. Second reason if you would not no what to say. Last reason if you dislike the person. and texting is better then talking. like if you don’t want to talk to your parents. texting is funner. you cant talk on the phone at school. but you can text at school as long as you don’t get caught

  5. People always like new things. And texting is the new thing. People can also lie while texting. If someone really knows you they probably can tell when and what your lying about. Plus you can but little smiley faces and other icons to let people know how you feel. You could just do it for fun to. There also no weird silence. Nobody likes a weird silence.

  6. well i think when your texting its easier to think bout things to talk about .but when your on the phone sometimes its hard to find something to talk bout.but alot of people still talk on the phone but also alot text. so i kinda have to say i think it is true but not all the way true.but sometimes its funner to actually be talkin to a person cause instead of people sayin haha you actually get to hear them laugh.but text laungage is shorter so its easier to get texted back faster sometimes. because i only have freee mins on my cell after 9.but if i want to talk on the phone then i can use my home phone cause its 20 a month. so its easier then usin my celll phone cuz its cheaper.so i text on my cell and call on home phone.

  7. well most people text because when you text youread not hear like some people jest talk in talk alot in it get boring but when you text you could make the text message little so you wont ave to read the many words but moslly we text because is more fun to text then talk mosly is because people talk to much

  8. texting appeals to me appeals to me more than speaking on the phone, because its funner than just talking on the phone. Also if you text u can talk to more than one, or two people at a time. There’s also a thrill of not knowing what the other person might say. Also talking on the phone isn’t that convient anymore. Because you can text somebody at any time. But you cant always call someone.

  9. i really dont know.

  10. i dont know.

  11. MABY BECUSE MAY PEOPLE JUST TOLK WHY TO MOCH AND THE PARNTS ARE TIRED OF THERE CHILED TOLKING FOREVER OTHER PEOPLE WILL LIKE TO GET ON THE PHONE AND MABY YOU COULD TEXT THEM DONT WORRY THEY WILL RESAVE YOUR TEXT NO MATER WHAT CALLS TAKE FOR EVER TO CALL PEOPLE AND TEXTS DONT I LOVE TEXTEN BECUSE MY MOM CAN US THE PHONE WITH OUT YALLING AT ME FOR HAVING THE PHONE IN MY ROOM I GOT IN TROBLE ONCE FOR DOING THAT AND TEXTEN IS A LOT EASYER THEN CALLING THEM THAT IS ONLY IF YOU KNOW WHERE THE LETTER IS AND IF YOU TEXT FAST MY MOM DOSE ?..

  12. 1.not true cuz talking is only 20cents for every time you talk to someone.
    2.texting is what more people are doing than talking on the phone.
    3.more people are texting than talking cuz they don’t know that talking costs less than texting. 😀

  13. MAYBE BECAUSE PEOPLE WHEN THEY TALK ON THE PHONE THEY GET AND AKWERD SILENCE AND TEXTING YOU DONT CUZ YOU DONT FEEL AS AKWERD AS LIKE WHEN YOUR TALKING ON THE PHONE. TEXTINGS FUNNER

  14. I think it is better to text because people are really noisy now theese days when you text no one can hear your convercation.

  15. well i text more than i talk.most of the time i am in a place were you can not talk or it is just t o loud to talk.in that case i text.my mom does not think the same thing.she perfers t o talk not text.she says tmhat talking is better comunication then texting.i dont reli like to talk on the phone though.when you text somebody the line doesnt start breaking up to where you can not here them.when you actually talk on the phone this problem accures.it is also harder for me to start a convo on the phine with somebody so i just decide to texdt them a nd we start texten.i think texting is just an easier comunicastion then actually talking on the phone.i get buissy sometimes and cant talk but i can still text people.

  16. I don’t think this is true because if you think about it many people don’t text more than the can speak.For example my dad doesn’t type more than he speaks.I know what you’re thinking.Wow a adult can’t text more than he speaks.I’ll give you another example my brother can’t text more than he can speak.I can’t eith4er.Come to think about it I know a lot of people that can’t text more than speak.That’s my point of view.

  17. i think that people like texting more than talking on the phone because alot of phones are made for texting with like keyboards and stuff. Also because if you dont want to tell somebody in person then texting it to them is what most people do. Sometimes like if you dont want to talk to that person then you just dont text them back. but if i was on the phone hangin up would make them mad at me. also if im trying to do something and somebody text me then i can wait til im done to reply but if they call and you dont answer then they wil just keep calling you. texting appeals to me because ii dont like have to hear their voice. it also appeals to me because i have a keyboard phone and when i text its like im typing on a computer keyboard. and just because i like to text people:)

  18. people think texting is better because you can say somthing really fast with out have to wait for them to pick up the phone if you call. and people think texting is fatser and easyer to do then talk

  19. it is true because now a days people are lazy and dont want to take the time to call people . they would send a text . its easyer for instence what if you want to break up with your boyfriend oe girlfriend ? its much easyer to text it instead of hearing it voice to voice and you will not feel as bad. and when your voice is gone and you need something from your mother or dad you can just text them . and in school when you dont want to do work you xcan text if you wantt.

  20. i fill that it is so much easier to txt a person when you have something negitive to say about that person so the person sayin negitive things wont have to listen to the other person’s mouth.Also i think that txting is easier because so people are not in the rigth to talk on the phone.
    (<*Jay_duh

  21. I don’t think its true. I know a lot of people who talk less than they text. For example, my friend Alex doesn’t text nearly as much as he talks. I think it’s okay, but I don’t over use it. If you don’t talk, whats the point of having a voice. It’s stupid not to talk every once in a while. Why would you over pay to do the same thing you could say. Texting is okay but don’t let it be you only form of communication.

    1. I think some people hate texting.

    2. A lot of people think it’s too hard to text.

    3. Not everybody knows how to text.

  22. Texting appeals to me and I like it. I like it because I feel that texting is easier bacause when your talking on the phone you can just slip out and easily say something you cant take back. But when you are texting you can think do I want to send it. Am I sure. And its rude to talk on the phone at the dinner table so you can text. If you have a hard time telling people your feelings you can text them. And emergencies its easier to text. When your outside playing a game you can text to stay hidden in hide in seek so that you are still quite.

  23. i like texting better because when u break up with someone over a text u don’t have to hear their mouth

  24. i dont think its true. i know a lot of people who talk less than they text. For example, my friend Alex doesn’t text nearly as much as he talks. I think it’s okay, but I don’t over use it. If you don’t talk, whats the point of having a voice. It’s stupid not to talk every once in a while. Why would you over pay to do the same thing you could say. Texting is okay but don’t let it be you only form of communication.

  25. I do believe that this statement is true. In recent years, many people have found texting increasingly easy. This is for many reasons such as the conveniance, speed, and reliability that your message or information will still be sent. Even if a person is not around their phone at the exact time you are attempting to reach them. Texting does sometimes appeal to me more than being on the phone…depending on the topic or conversation. If it is something that you must tell someone that contains a large amount of information, the normal routine of calling is much easier. While texting is good and more conveniant for many situations..being on the phone has it’s up-sides also.

  26. i think this is true. We text way more than we used to talk. At first the phone was made to talk to other people all over the world. Now in day we use the phone to text. We text so much that there are even laws to forbid us from texting while driving. We really don’t talk that much anymore. We even invented problems that didn’t exist before like cyberbullying and many more. We don’t even speak words anymore. If we want to say “see you at the mall” we write “c u @ mall.” I think that we are getting more apart.

  27. texting is better then calling people i like texting and i think that it is easy to talk.

  28. Well according to my calculations people do text more than they talk on the phone. They probably do it because it is easier. Also you can have a private conversation on the phone with people around you still. They have made phones better for texting.

  29. people think texting is clean i like it to. i want to thank the person who made texting. in plus people would most likely pick texting than talking on the phone. i mean that’s what i think. well never mind i am speaking for everybody. in plus texting is faster than talking on the phone for about 5 hours. texting alert people sometimes to. cause when you call them they might not pick up there phone. but i love texting.

  30. i think we do text more than we speak. i do cause i text more than probably any one i think. plus it is easier to do. i probably text 75% and talk 25%. that is my opinion.the phones were made more for texting any way. if people are around you when you speak than they can hear your conversation. but if you text they don’t now what your talking about.

  31. It is true and i will give you 3 reasons why. 1 most people text because they don’t like to talk. 2 it is fun cause you can put other stuff. 3 its unlimited text. if you talk you waste minutes. you can put smile faces or hearts. if you call they might not answer the phone. but if you text they will text you later. the key are like on a computer so its faster.

  32. I think that the statement is true. One, there are a lot teens that text all the time. The second reason is that parents and adults are getting into it also. Another reason is that some people are nervous on the phone when they talk. Plus some people just don’t like talking. And for that reason they just text instead. There are a lot of people who text because they may think that its easier. But that’s just my opinion.

  33. people text more because u don’t have to speak and tell them and be shy about it and it more funner because some people don’t feel like talking they feel like texting

  34. i think this statement is true because

  35. WELL I THINK IT IS TRUE BECAUSE PEOPLE THINK IT IS SO COOL TO TEXT A LOT THAT’S ONE REASON OR THEY THINK IT IS SO COOL TO TEXT REALLY FAST THAT’S ANOTHER REASON WHY I THINK IT IS STUPID TO TRY AND TEXT FAST ALSO I THINK THIS IS TRUE IS BECAUSE THEY THINK IF YOU CAN TEXT FAST THAT YOUR SO COOL

  36. ~*i think it is true because i txt more than i talk on the phone and soo do alot of my friends*~

  37. we text more because because it better than wasting all your mins and plus you have some Private because when your on the phone people all up in your conversation. i know i text 95% and speak 5%.text is a cool way for kids to communicate without using all their mins.

  38. I think it could be true because now everyone has unlimited texting so they do it more. they can also do it while they are doing something else important. You can’t talk on the phone in do important things. You can also talk to like 5 people at once and that is always better. So i think it is true. Texting is appealing to me because i can talk to all of my friends at once. I have unlimited texting too so it is just better in so many ways. So i would probably pick texting over calling.

  39. people text more than they talk because its easier to text than to talk. I think that because its sometimes hard to start a conversation with you friends. also you don’t have to worry about talking to loud.also because when your grounded its easier to sneek texts than to talk. Texting also helps your typing skills.

  40. i would say that the reason is. that people don’t want to lesson to there mouth. or they just don’t like to talk. or they just like to text. in my opinion is it just cool.

  41. WHEN YOU TEXT YOU CAN TALK TO MULTIPUL PEOPLE. SURE YOU CAN TALK WITH DIFFERENT PEOPLE ON THE PHONE. BUT YOU HAVE TO PUT PEOPLE ON HOLD. OR NOT TALK ABOUT PEOPLE.YOU CAN STILL DO STUFF WHEN TEXTING. WHEN YOUR TALKING YOU HAVE TO HOLD THE PHONE.

  42. i think this statement is true beacuase, when u talk on the phone everyone will hear your conversation and if you text no one will hear your conversation.

  43. That phone is good for texting because its big. texting is funner then talking. its a cool phone. today phones are cool. you can have a conversation privetly. But talking is better because you can here your friends. you can have more fun texting. i like that phone.

  44. people usually text.they will text cause they cant talk at that moment.they will text cause like in school they cant talk so they will have to text.or they will text cause they just don’t want to talk.and they probably text cause its easier.and because they can have a private talk with out any one hearing you.and because you cant talk while driving so you con text.and i think texting is better.

  45. it is true for most ppl including me. its probably cause yu can say anything dats on ya mind nd its easier to start convo. plus yu can say things dat yu woodnt say on tha phone or in person. plus ppl b all up in yo mouth wile yu talkin on tha phone. yu can text in private. dats probly y i like textin. plus nobody knos wen u r textin sombody. plus yu can use slang. so i guess dats y i like textin.

  46. i think texting is better. you don’t wast your minutes.and everybody don’t have to listen to your conversation. you can stay privet.texting is eraser. because you can abbreviate. and not have to spell the words out. i like texting better too.

  47. i think texting is better because when u want to ask for something u don’t have to call for it

  48. i guss people text more beacuse they like it plus i think that older people just take and yonger text. every time i go some where my friends are aways texting. i think text is better beacuse like when your in a place where people arent talk you can text

  49. i think texting is better because it fun to do . and when you don’t want nobody to hear your conversation then you can txt other wise they will hear your conversation. and texting is way more funner and i txt more then i do on my phone including my best friends even family. and most people want to txt because they don’t feel like talking. and some places are just to loud and you can not hear what their saying and they wont be able to hear you so that a good time when to text somebody and when you have something to say or a secret people will know what your talking bout and that is when rumors will go around. and when you want to txt somebody you can txt as many as u want to you can only talk on the phone to 1 person unless they have three way but most people don’t have three way. plus you can write hearts smiles faces and symbols

  50. i think it is true. Many people do txt more than they tallk. It is fun. Many people can use it to buy time for saying stuff. Also people can do it if they need to send something rite away. Sure it does cost alot, But it is wat some peopple prefer Some cases it could b faster

  51. I thnk people text because they do not feel like talking to people now a days so that is one reasons that people text now because they are to lazy to talk to people so they just send them a text message that is what people will do when they don’t won’t to talk to people on he phone so everybody text so that do not have to hear what people have to say so they just text and when they are in class they text becausae they are not suppose to have your phone in class so they just text in class they don’t not call people no more they text now a days so that why more people text now.

  52. I think it is true because there is gonna come out with something different like touch screen everything and you can text more than you talk to a person.

  53. I think its true. Most people like to text not talk like me. And here are my three reasons. 1. its easier to say i like you and wanna go out. 2. most people start drama through text ( not saying names but people at k.m.s.). 3. if you talk on the phone everyone will hear your convincation.


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