E.V.I.L. Posted August 5, 2016 Share Posted August 5, 2016 There was a topic on social media alone, but how about the actual act of communicating to someone via instant message/text? I think it has its advantages and disadvantages. It's pretty awesome to be able to use emojis or send people reaction GIFS. In addition, I think it's lovely that you get to have a little bit of time to think about what you want to say. It definitely makes it easier for me to, say, come up with really bad puns. It's also a very convenient way to talk about personal things when other people are in the room, or even in general as you have more time to think about what you wanna say and say it how you wanna say it. However, I do miss seeing facial expressions and often tone can come out really cold unintentionally. It's nice to often see for sure that you make someone laugh, because, let's face it: no one laughs when they say Lol. Texting can also suck primarily because, some people just don't effin know how to text, unortunately. When texting is done right, at least in my view, it's either to coordinate plans to Skype or meet up, or both parties actually have an actual conversation where effort is put forth and both parties are saying things of actual significance. Keywords EFFORT FROM BOTH PARTIES. As for the people who really effing suck at texting, I will never understand why people think it's okay to one-word respond all the damn time. It is never okay to reply to a long chunk of text after long chunk of text with responses such as "yep", "nice" "haha" "lol" "yeah" "oh"...... maybe I overthink it but in my eyes you seem like an entitled, lazy ass who thinks you're too cool to actually put in any effort for anyone and that people should just try to talk to you. That really burns me out tbh and 90% of the time, I just flat out stop responding unless it's someone who's really special to me and even then I'm bound to feel burned out and confront them about it soon enough. Like, I actually do not understand why some people find it that freaking hard to just say more than one word and maybe *gasp* ask a question. (In case you can't tell, one wording is literally one of my biggest pet peeves in the world omfomf. I HATE it. It burns me out. ) I can understand not responding once the conversation naturally dies down, but other than that I think it's quite rude to just not respond either. At least say you don't want to talk. But maybe I myself am a bit too spoiled and expect too much from texting? IDK, what do yall think 3 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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