Are we losing the ability to talk in person? According to a number of studies done and from personal observation, people are talking more via text than they do on an actual phone. Even in business, there are an increasing number of people that prefer a text to an email or phone call and 80% of people feel like they will get a faster response via text than phone, voice messaging or email.
Sure there has been a time when your text was misinterpreted and you wish you would’ve just called, but with people being on the go, a lot of times it’s just faster and more convenient to send a text. You can send a text when you don’t really want to talk to a person, but just get a quick piece of information or find out what’s going on. If you own a business or are trying to promote something, it’s a lot easier to just send a text to your customers than to call each and every one of them. Sure you can email, but when you want an instant response, text messaging is the way to go. If you’re under 30, chances are you’ve already been or are in a relationship where your main mode of communication is text messaging. Probably makes it a little weird when you actually have to talk face to face.
Chris Wragge of CBS News talks to Jessica Bennett, senior writer for Newsweek about the rising prominence of texting and the decline of the telephone.
Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7361883n#ixzz1JzdoJd4M
Does all this mean that people will lose the ability to speak and interact in person? We sure hope not, but we are embracing the ability to communicate directly with people using text messaging. The New Radar is actually wanting people and businesses to use the SMS (text) and other social media mediums to bring people together to connect in person. We partnered with a company called iZigg to bring a mobile platform so all businesses can take advantage of the mobile revolution.