Does the popularity of text instead of speech on a telephone imply a lack of verbal skills in general?
This question makes me wonder about the state of communication in general. A large number of the answers adamantly preferred text over voice on the telephone.
Do people who prefer text over voice communication have difficulties in face-to-face meetings?
I’m wondering about broader abilities, too, such as public speaking and interpersonal relations.
Or is it simply that a different medium of communication is arising and will require others to adapt?
Personally, I’m stumped by text messaging. I don’t have a smart phone, so it’s difficult to write a text on my older phone. My attitude is simply that if the person wishes to contact me, they should be willing to talk to me.
Is something being lost when we communicate via text as opposed to voice?
It’s my view that text is impersonal. I like the pleasantries exchanged at the beginning of a conversation. Text eliminates those little interactions. To me, text is almost like a mask.