What are your TEXTING BEHAVIOR? FAST OR SLOW?

Texting / sending SMS or short message service - Many people like to send text messaging as the fastest way to communicate with our loved ones. It is cheap and the technology is available to every part of the world. You could easily send text or use short messaging system whatever places you have whether you live in cities or in a remote village.
Philippines
July 11, 2009 4:26am CST
Your texting behavior is somehow related to your own personality. On what group of text addicts you belong in this particular issues. A guy who constantly text you lot to send unlimited texts to you and likely to report every single details that have happen in his life is a text addict. Unless you enjoy it and not feel annoying it is still good form of communication. While other guys like to send text messages abbreviated and i think he had no load is a spendthrift texter. It could makes any girl think this type of guy got no cash or simply lazy to write texts with meaningful messages. In other cases a guy who text without putting emoticons or any signs that he is human is like a robots with no feeling attach and really have no strength to engage you in face to face conversation. What would you do to advice him to change his texting habits? What type of texting behavior actually applies to you or to your guy?
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8 responses
• Philippines
11 Jul 09
i type fast, some friends and relatives of mine can type without looking at their keypads. Sometimes i get annoyed when someone insist me to reply when i really don't want to text. And i hate people who text you without telling me who they are and where did they get my number.
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• Canada
12 Jul 09
i can type also without looking at the keypad.
• Philippines
13 Jul 09
You are the same with my brother he is a fast texter. He often tease as i type not too slow and not too fast just moderate typing. Spamming is not only confine to emails also in cellphone. You really feel annoy when somebody texts you or mistaken you for someone without knowing your name first. sending short messaging is not a practice of other people they enjoy doing calls than text. They says sending texts and replying again and again to your text mate is time consuming as you reply with abbreviated words. Then , he ask you again and you reply again. It is only good to do all the day texting when you are not quite busy. It is fast and you can do it even in schools, in a party and even in conference just be careful not to be caught by the person administering. In some cultures texting in front of the table is not polite but in other cultures it is acceptable.
@modstar (9615)
• Philippines
13 Jul 09
I think i'm a pretty fast texter. It depends on the phone though. Some phones need a lot of getting used too like my Nokia 5510 phone. It has a qwerty keypad but i was able to get the hang of it and can type pretty fast. I used to send 200 messages a day but now i'm kind of busy online so never really had the time to text.
• Philippines
13 Jul 09
Cellphone are really awesome devices and it wipes the crude technology of sending Morse code through telegraph means of communication. Yeah, it really depend on the brand of the cellphone or its texting capability. I do manage to send short messaging when i have to remind my sister and usually when i ask them to buy me some things when I could not go out of the house. it is also a very useful device to use when their is an emergency and i can send the messages in multiple recipients a a split of a seconds. An influx of latest models of cellphone influx to the markets like a touch screen and automatic voice type what you says at the moment that you do not need to type using your fingers. It is very popular to person who is very lazy to type a long sentences into the keypad.
@modstar (9615)
• Philippines
13 Jul 09
Sony Ericsson has a pretty slow tactile response.
@ratyz5 (7830)
• Philippines
11 Jul 09
I usually compose my messages in completely spelled words. I really don't fancy composing them in abbreviated ways. Good thing that mobile phones now-a-days have dictionaries that would easily get me to compose words without too much button pressing. (^_^ ) My emoticons are just (^_^ ) (-_-") (T_T ) T.T ) ( ^_') and a few more that would express anything that I need to express.
• Philippines
13 Jul 09
I do love short abbreviated words with deleted just the i, a or e letter. But not compose words which left the reader grasp too long to decipher its meaning. It is really annoying and a waste of time. Emoticons really makes the message alive as it really express what the feeling of the sender for the moment and also what he feel for the reader. It can make you smile, laugh, cry or sad whatever means it always bring delight to the readers.
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@ratyz5 (7830)
• Philippines
14 Jul 09
Fortunately, I can still understand messages that are abbreviated but, if they can have a good amount of time as well as spaces to consume, I think it isn't that hard to compose messages in completely spelled words. Then again, I would often get the reason that it would be much faster to compose messages that way. None-the-less, that's how people get to compose messages now. Hopefully, they won't do the same thing on other situations wherein they really do need to compose words completely. I don't use emoticons that much since most of the people that I get to contact would be those that already know me by the tone of the messages that I get to send them. A sarcastic message would often start humor for them and a reply with brevity would get them thinking that I am serious or currently busy at the moment. Emoticons are still good.
@patofgold23 (5075)
• Philippines
28 Jul 09
fast!!! I'm a type-A personality!!! I do things fast---i type fast, i walk fast, eat fast, i get things done really fast!! and you should see me text--- I can txt really fast even while I'm driving!
• Philippines
2 Aug 09
You are really fast..maybe you could even texts even being blindfolded..and have memorize even the keypads.
@jules67 (2790)
• Philippines
14 Jul 09
I don't use emoticons when texting and I seldom abbreviate. It seems that while reading the text, I myself could not understand it. I know it could be time consuming but that is what I have been accustomed to since the day I had my cellphone. I only abbreviate the most commonly used words, u for you, 4 for for, d for the.
• Philippines
19 Jul 09
Yeah, it is really funny to abbreviate too much in sentences that the reader of your text misunderstood what you're really mean. i also used shorten phrases like tnx, for thank you and 143 for i love you. thx 4 ur response..
@Nir360 (139)
• Israel
14 Jul 09
Well i guess i text pretty much.. and i'm pretty fast cos i remember all the letters and i know where they are without looking at them, just by feeling the location of the buttons :)
• Philippines
19 Jul 09
Good for you are a fast texter. You're really are familiar with the key to press. tnx
@subha12 (18462)
• India
13 Jul 09
I text only when it is needed. But I can text in moderate speed. I am not so much fast in texting messages.Not too slow also. I am not addicted to it either.
• Philippines
13 Jul 09
I am somehow similar to you. I am quite bit lazy when it comes to sending short messaging to my friends. I have little contacts and may be the reasons i am not also addicted to SMS. I usually send messages if it important and not like in constant chatting. But, in my country is the texting capital of the world or a lot of my countrymen is addicted to Short messaging system. The telecommunication company is really happy about it and they gain much profits because of this business is not free to all subscribers in compare to other countries sending short messages is free.
@dianmelydia (2272)
• Indonesia
11 Jul 09
I can texting with fast. I use both of my hands holding my mobile phone whenever i do texting. I use both of thumbs while texting. My typical text is full spelled. I'm not so familiar with texting abbreviations. I only use some common abbreviations such as btw for by the way, omg for oh my God, ic for i see, etc. Sometimes i received strange message on my mobile phone from my friend. I said it strange because my friend using so many abbreviations which only known by herself. It's so annoying when we don't understand what is the meaning. But now i realized that texting behaviour on each person is typical and unique. Have a nice day and happy mylotting.
• Philippines
13 Jul 09
It is really annoying to receive messages that are too much abbreviated. it makes you think hard whether to add an e,i, or a in the beginning, the middle or at the last letter of the consonants. It is like you are a fortune teller keep guessing what the to complete a sentence to make it more readable. As what you says if you really not ease at abbreviating words it is better to retain the same spelling as not to feel confuse. the reader could understand easily what you really mean.