Do you like to talk or text?

United States
May 26, 2008 2:20am CST
I'm a talker, I can text but I don't unless I have to. The fastest texter in the world is a 13 year old girl, Morgan Pozgar, she texted "supercalifrag...." you know the word, she did it in 15 seconds. Are we raising a generation of thumbsters? Let me know which one you like best, talk or text? I promise to "type" back to you.
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70 responses
• Philippines
6 Jul 08
i like texting because i'm really not a talker-type. i love writing more than speaking. for so many years i haven't used our landline for chatting, it has been vital for me only when connecting to the internet (unfortunately now i broke my modem's adapter, i was using external modem). i use my mobile phone rarely for making calls, only work-related. currently, aside from texting, i use my mobile phone to surf the net.
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• Philippines
6 Jul 08
there must be an error. i did not mean to post it twice, there's no way i could post twice because i'm using my mobile phone, and i'm seeing a mobile view of mylot. but it turned out that 69th and 70th post were mine. I am so sorry.
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• United States
6 Jul 08
No problem, I think you said you liked texting, twice. :)
@Marley76 (109)
• United States
11 Jul 08
I am a talker. It takes me too long to text. By the time I am done texting I could have called the person and told them what I needed and hung up. The only time I text is if I am sending a picture or something. I heard on the news that children now a days don't know how to spell right because of texting. They only know the text shorthand.
• United States
13 Jul 08
This goes back to the begining of the post, we are raising a generation of "thumbsters" who talk in code. I guess I don't have to worry about them becoming professionals, that takes a real education.
• Philippines
11 Jul 08
i would prefer talking rather than texting. i find it tedious task to text. i can still do work while on the phone. unlike texting it requires much of attention and a hand. and one more thing there are lot of times that me and my boyfriend had an argument over texting because of misinterpretation. we can't express much of real emotion on text messages.
• United States
13 Jul 08
I'm sure things would get lost in translation. Better to talk it out.
@dseno22 (82)
• Philippines
10 Jul 08
It depends on the situation, for emergency i always prefer talk.
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• United States
13 Jul 08
Sure, it would take me too long to text what was happening, something to think about.
@twallace (2675)
• United States
9 Jul 08
I perfer to talk in stead of text but you forgot instant messaging too. When your not talking on the phone or text messaging that is the next bet was of communication. What will they think of next? Now all they have to do is make it so you can look at who your talking to while talking on the phone. They have it on the net with web cam. That will be the next crave. If they have not already came out with it. It's just not public yet.
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• United States
9 Jul 08
I've seen that technology, its facinating. Thanks for sharing.
@sdas86 (6076)
• Malaysia
26 May 08
Hi, I like to use text messaging than making phone calls. I like to use text messaging because it is cheaper for the operator service I use. If I make phone calls, it will be very expensive.
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• United States
26 May 08
Understandable.
@bestie (1458)
• Philippines
26 May 08
I like both,talk and then txt.I'm not really a talker but if I'm tired of txting I prefer the talking. have a nice day!
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• United States
26 May 08
I'll text a quick message, like an electronic post it, but I'd much rather talk, I have more to say than my thumbs can handle!
@eagle_f15 (2054)
• Malaysia
26 May 08
I think I am more of a text person especially if the person has the same code like me like 012 and 017 because it is cheaper. But if the message to convey or answer is too long then I will call up. I have come across my previous boss and some friends who don't lke to discuss problems face to face but they use texting. But in my opinion I think to tak it ou face to face is better.
• United States
26 May 08
Face to face is better, texting is informal, almost non communitive.
@toosh21 (800)
• Australia
26 May 08
I certainly prefer to actually speak, but if I can't then I will text...I have to admit I use text as it is convienient sometimes and a lot cheaper than calling from my mobile phone!
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• United States
26 May 08
True, a quick message is fine but some people can't thumb up! I'd rather talk, and I don't have to acronym my conversation either.
• United States
13 Jul 08
I would much rather text than talk. I hate talking on the phone if I don't have to. It's a good thing we've got unlimited texting because between my husband and I on both our phones use close to 10,000 texts a month (income and outgoing). yes, crazy. :) We love our enV phones with QWERTY keyboards haha
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
13 Jul 08
i'm okay with both. i mean, i don't talk and text that much but i'm okay with both. before, i used to talk and text a lot. but i kinda got tired of it especially when i changed work and i had less pay. i had to save money and that means cutting on my cellphone budget. but even if i have money for it, i don't feel like texting and calling anymore. i only text and call if its important. or if i'm missing someone.
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@amrishkj (297)
• India
12 Jul 08
I like to talk rather than text. i find texting a tedious job and more over the tariff in our country to talk have become way cheaper than sending messages. And yes rightly ssaid that we are making a new generation of thumbsters.
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@srpkinja (375)
• Canada
12 Jul 08
I would rather talk on the phone. I hate texting. Its not that it takes so long but its just that you have to do all that typing and sometimes it doesnt even send. I would personally rather call someone and hear what they have to say or tell me the information I need rather then text that person 100 times just to find out something. Ill only text someone to say something short but if I need something from the person, a call is better.
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• United States
11 Jul 08
i text because it is so much more convenient. no one has to be interrupted you answer at the best time for you.
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• Philippines
11 Jul 08
i like to talk more than texting... because i dont need to type or find the keys in my keypad and no hassles for editing what you have texted... it also added an emotions to the person that i am talking with... it makes the conversation more interesting and you will easily get the response... though, because of financial constraint... i used to text... inorder to save my load balance...
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• Philippines
11 Jul 08
I dont talk much. It's hard for me to start a conversation, or maintain one. unless of course, it sparks my interests and if i can sense the same level of interests from the one I'm talking with. I'm a texter. I talk much in text or computer chat really.
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@CharRay7 (1549)
• United States
9 Jul 08
Hi my friend, I definately would rather talk then text. My phone is ok for text but not really made for texting, if you know what I mean. My son will text me and I'll text him back, but that's about the only time I text. He texts back and forth all day long to his friends, even while driving..which I have told him time and time again how dangerous that is! But you know adult kids, they'll do whatever they want to. LOL Have a great day! Char :-)
@idowrite72 (2214)
• United States
9 Jul 08
I have never texted and I am not a phone person! I am a writer more than a talker but not a texter. My phone is a Jitterbug which doesn't have texting available on it and that is fine with me. That is one reason that I got it.
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@myhuni (112)
• New Zealand
6 Jul 08
Hey I personally like texting I pretty much have an attagment to my cell phones I text so much that is why I have 2 of them.
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• Philippines
6 Jul 08
i like texting because i'm really not a talker-type. i love writing more than speaking. for so many years i haven't used our landline for chatting, it has been vital for me only when connecting to the internet (unfortunately now i broke my modem's adapter, i'm using external modem). i use my mobile phone rarely for making calls, only work-related. currently, aside from texting, i use my mobile phone to surf the net.
1 person likes this