Brief Communication

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@sishy7 (27666)
Australia
August 11, 2015 11:52am CST
Text messages as a form of communication lead to shorter and briefer interaction. I still spell each word correctly and use full sentences when I text; but I understand, in a way, that beats the purpose of a short and nearly real-time communication. I'd spend a good few minutes composing a detailed text to my son, for instance, full with instructions or what not for him. And as soon as I hit send, I'd receive a one letter reply from him. Of course it only takes a fraction of a second for him to send k - that has got to be the shortest of short, not even an 'ok' . Another example; I thought I was brief enough when I texted him "Where are you?". Yes, I spelled each word, not just "Where r u?". And in a split second I got that image I attached on here as an answer. So he just took a quick snap of the movie ticket he was holding and figured that would answer my question and perhaps even with more information I needed to know .
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@allknowing (61787)
• India
12 Aug 15
It all boils down to the present generation having much too much to munch.
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@sishy7 (27666)
• Australia
12 Aug 15
It's the era of quick and instant communication.
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@allknowing (61787)
• India
12 Aug 15
@sishy7 Because they have far too many opportunities to enjoy life; so they rush everywhere. .
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@much2say (38744)
• United States
11 Aug 15
I tend to spell out everything too because I know it annoys me when I see these short cut forms. Oh but I have a friend who does the exact opposite and cannot explain herself briefly at all, so her messages turn out long - to the point where I get 4-5 rings at a time - and I KNOW it's her. Kids are super quick these days - in this type of communication, they seem to know how to get to the point just like "that".
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@sishy7 (27666)
• Australia
12 Aug 15
Exactly! They don't waste time when texting
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@SIMPLYD (78118)
• Philippines
12 Aug 15
Don't you wonder who he is with , having that movie ticket ?
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@sishy7 (27666)
• Australia
12 Aug 15
His friend dropped him off afterward, so I knew he's with at least that one friend or maybe even other friends as well.
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@Porcospino (16425)
• Denmark
11 Aug 15
I also use full words and sentences when I text. One of my friends uses abbreviations all the time. I understand the abbreviations, but I don't use them.
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@sishy7 (27666)
• Australia
12 Aug 15
My husband uses short form - but it's something that he invents himself instead of using what are commonly used. He drives those he sends text to crazy .
• United States
11 Aug 15
I too, spell out things most of the time. The kid's tho, use acronims and short cuts. I'm always asking what that mean now? ....lol.
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@sishy7 (27666)
• Australia
12 Aug 15
I know... I don't use popular social medias like Facebook or Twitter, so I'm not really up to date on what's trendy in the short messages world.
@TLChimes (4842)
• United States
11 Aug 15
I use texting when a phone call isn't really needed or when I'm in a place where a phone call can't be made but I always use full sentences and words. I don't think I've ever sent a picture in reply unless it was asked for. I did send a picture of the damage to our van to my sister because she was so far away but that was after she asked.
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@sishy7 (27666)
• Australia
12 Aug 15
I guess with smartphones these days it's getting easier and easier to send and receive pictures.
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