To text or not to text...
THAT is the question.
I struggle with this.
I can see the pros to texting,
but I see more cons.
I have avoided this world for a long time.
I'm sure I could still avoid it but as of two months ago,
I joined the world of texting.
I still have mixed feelings about it.
I would rather make a phone call.
It's faster and more personal.
I like to text when my husband can't talk at work.
It's fun to send him personal messages.
Sometimes it's convienient when I don't want to talk.
But I'm not so sure that's a good thing either.
I have been hearing lots of statistics lately
and lots of personal stories.
I have a friend who's 13 year old daughter sent
36,000 text messages in 12 days.
Is that even phsically possible?
My jaw was on the floor.
When I am at my children's school, I watch how they interact.
They all have cell phones, but they aren't talking, they're texting.
And WHO are they texting? Each other. That's how they converse.
It's mind boggling.
Did you know that last year was the FIRST year that
more text messages were sent than phone calls made?
Did you know that as of June 2008,
over 75 Billion text messages
are sent every month
compared to just 18 Billion in December 2006.
That number has grown by 250% each year for the last two years.
Did you know over 60% of kids are texting during family dinner?
NOT IN MY HOUSE!
My kids don't even own cell phones and aren't allowed to text.
I'd love to know what your thoughts are on this subject.
Do you text?
Do your kids text?
Talk to me...or text me. ;)