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Do you talk more or text more on your cell phone?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on September 30, 2010

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Photo of Anna Skaggs

“I use it to talk more because it’s more personable to have a conversation with people.”

Photo of A. J. Patterson

“I would say I text more often because I can text at work, I can’t talk at work.”

Photo of Molly Green

“Talk definitely, with my job it’s a lot easier to talk than to text. Things get done faster.”

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“Talk more, I usually keep conversations short, but I keep text messages much, much shorter.”

Comments

Lacy Mohler 3 years, 6 months ago

Talk--I had the texting shut off. I don't need text messages from GEICO---or Verizon for that matter.

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gccs14r 3 years, 6 months ago

Texting takes too long and is too expensive. It's good for transmitting precise information, though, especially if the recipient won't be able to write it down.

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g_rock 3 years, 6 months ago

And how odd is it that the "communication major" of the folks they interviewed was the only one that was a texter??

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mr_right_wing 3 years, 6 months ago

It's hard to believe there was life before cellphones.

I think they called that the 'stone age'.

I have never had a desire to get a cellphone and I truly doubt I ever will. There is a reason we have answering machines/voice mail for our home phones.

I will confess I did recently get a 'cordless' phone (with a corded for back-up in case of a power outage.)

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RoeDapple 3 years, 6 months ago

i spend all my tiem in my momma's basement sittin in front of this dam screen maybe i would text her for a samitch if she hadnt run my fone thru the wash oh well i can still yell at her to bringit to me.

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whats_going_on 3 years, 6 months ago

generally, I don't like either. Since I got an iphone, I really don't like texting all that much. DEFINITELY not for a conversation.

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Deja Coffin 3 years, 6 months ago

I cannot stand texting... I really think it is the rudest form of communication ever. Just saying.

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CWGOKU 3 years, 6 months ago

Text... saves me the time of hanging up on people.

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psycho_theclown 3 years, 6 months ago

I save the txting for when I'm driving.

"my BFF Becky just txted me that she kissed Bill." "Problem is, I like Bill." "Now I've been emotionally compromised and you're all going to pay for it."

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HedleyLamarrr 3 years, 6 months ago

I use my telepathy interface to beam my thoughts directly in to others heads

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Andini 3 years, 6 months ago

Nice question. 50/50 for me.

I hope tomorrows question will be: Do you prefer Boxers or Briefs?

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autie 3 years, 6 months ago

What is more likely to be real, vampires or sasquatch? Vampires can't sext...least thats what I heard yesterday.

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g_rock 3 years, 6 months ago

Worst societal impact from texting:

people that no longer take the effort to spell complete words.

....discuss.

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The_Original_Bob 3 years, 6 months ago

My thumbs are too fat. Hell, I barely use my cell phone at all.

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trinity 3 years, 6 months ago

lol good one gutenberg. i text quite a bit, i'm an anomaly-a lady who hates talking on the phone. period.

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 3 years, 6 months ago

"First. Big Bowel Movement."

Dude, TMI, TMI.

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The_Original_Bob 3 years, 6 months ago

"First. BBM. "

Lame.

BiscuitS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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BABBOY 3 years, 6 months ago

I am on my phone all day. Mostly work related. I send emails all day either via smart phone or computer also usually work related. I do not really send texts but the emails are basically the same thing.

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 3 years, 6 months ago

I randomly sext, but not at noon. I dislike psalms, they are like 150 clusters of haiku, and I hate haiku, ever since the third grade, when had to write haiku, I much prefer heroic couplets, as that is how I sext, in iambic pentameter, just like John Donne, who, if cell phones were around in his day and age, would have, obviously, sexted, but not at noon.

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Chris Ogle 3 years, 6 months ago

My only text message: Call me

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jonas_opines 3 years, 6 months ago

Depends on who I'm talking to and what I'm talking about. Texts are good for the things that if you called would entail a minute conversation to impart 5 seconds of information, such as where you're meeting or what time. If what you have to say can't be put in a text any shorter than 2-3 lines, though, it's time to just hold a real conversation.

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Flap Doodle 3 years, 6 months ago

I send photographs of commercial vessels operating on Lake Erie during the first half of the 20th Century.

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g_rock 3 years, 6 months ago

I like that a phone has turned into a device that you can avoid talking to people on. Who would have thought?

And I have enough fat finger errors typing on this keyboard. Can you imagine my text-os?

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autie 3 years, 6 months ago

OMG. Can we get some creativity here? What's your favorite color?

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Bill Lee 3 years, 6 months ago

Neither. Don't have a cell phone; don't need a cell phone; don't want a cell phone.

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