Digital Communication: Texting/Phone calls By: Mailey Gorman
Texting What is texting? Sending a typed message through a phone. Do people always use texting in good ways? No, sometimes people text mean and hurtful things because they think they are just words and not really thinking how the other person might feel about what they are saying. Can one text message have multiple meanings? Yes, since a text message is in writing, you may interpret the tone of the message in a different way the sender is trying to say it. Is there a right time and a wrong time to text? Yes, it is not appropriate to be texting in school or when someone is trying to have a face-to-face conversation
Phone Calls What is a phone call? Talking to someone using a telephone connection. Do phone calls have more of a benefit than a text message? This answer depends on the person. Some people feel phone calls are faster and more effective because you can tell if the person is mad/sad/happy/joking and that isn’t always easy when texting. Is there a right time and a wrong time to make/take a phone call? Yes, some people may say you are being rude if you are on the phone in the store or when others are trying to be quiet.
Here is an example of improper use of a cell phone