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Do you text, or call?

Posted at 8:29 AM on January 25, 2010 by Julia Schrenkler

Today's commentary is an opinion piece about how we communicate. Mara Fink, a 21-year old who writes that she's embraced other technology, but draws the line at typing via phone. She breaks it down: If you want to talk, don't text. Call.

"People always say texting is more convenient than talking on the phone, but in many situations, it would take less time to do it the old-fashioned way. Why not just call the person and get the conversation over in five seconds rather than continuing a long string of text messages that takes 10 minutes? It's called efficiency.

Also, texting allows people to not actually tell people things to their faces. They use it to avoid confrontation."

Do you text? Why or why not? Read the commentary and share your reaction, or submit your own commentary.

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