My Thoughts on various subjects from entertainment to news.
This is a good point. As a culture texting is encouraging people to write badly. Sort-cuts and symbol use in order to fit your thoughts into small formats requires texters to disregard proper spelling and grammar. Is that really what we want to do to our youth? I would request that we put more space into social media technology so that all the writing that is going on doesn't put us back 500 years in developed communication!
hmm.. old news about texting makes you stupid. i totally dont believe it. texting makes people illiterate because we lack enough motivation for people to actually learn. information comes so easy, we can just sit back and let the computers be smart for us. but whatever we say, texting does exist. and even before that, stupid has been around a long while. more characters, t9 dictionary texting, won't solve stupid. wooow. how negative of me! so sorry. just stating how i see it.
Thats right. I can only hope that I don't see "U" as a replacement for the word "you" in the dictionary.
haha... i agree stupid has been around for many years... but with the advancement of technology and the ability to communicate with practically anyone instantly is definately shortening attention spans. People just dont have any patientce anymore, my roommate broke (granted it was already faulty) my microwave because his easy mac wasnt completely cooked after the promised cooking time of 3 min. dude why did you just cook it over the stove? His response, "that will take LIKE 5 min." i personally stay away from text because frankly i just dont understand my friends abbreviations or alternative spelling, i'm old school... i like phone calls!
i don't think technology advancements have resulted in stupidity, but laziness, short attention spans, and little patients. People are constantly being stimulated by different forms of media. Value has been placed in virtual popularity. Quantity over quality, the caliber or depth of a conversation is no longer important or a desirable.... its the amount of conversations your having with different people. More friends, more conversations means your worthy, i guess. I know people who are constantly on their phones and their conversations go something like this "hey", "hi", "wazz up?", "nothin u?", "nothing"..... and it gos on all day long. BORING!!!!