Imagine my shock last week when my sweet sister emailed me to tell me that she had finally admitted that perhaps text’g is here to stay and that she went out and got a smart phone!! Hurray – Goodbye Fliphone!!
Ok, truthfully, her Hubs gave her a brand new, shiny smart phone for her birthday. Way to go Brother-In-Law!! I was both excited to get her email telling me this Fab news – and also very confused at receiving an email rather than a catching wind of it through a text. C’mon sis, get texting!!
I thought back to when I first started texting. It was awkward and slow. It took some time for my colossal, mammoth fingers to get used to typing on the miniature keypad. The only person I really had to text was my Hubs & Kids. Sorry, Fam!! It took me some time to figure out my way around auto correct. My texts were filled with typos (due to mammoth fingers) and I’m sure some people thought I had no idea how to spell or what I was even trying to say.
Ok, so I will give her a break because she is new to this. Before she knows it, she will be all wrapped up in social media and ignoring the real world just like the rest of us. Happy birthday, Sister!!
Pitfalls of Texting
1 – Texts can be easily ignored
3- Rudeness in some circumstances
4- Used to avoid talking to People
5 – Can’t be sure who you’re talking to
6 – Could cause friction in friendships
What was your first experience with smart phones and the world of txt’g?