Why is Text Messaging so popular asked a very nice old lady at the coffee shop the other day. One gentleman near her stated; “You really wouldn’t understand unless you try it.” Well, that does make sense doesn’t it? In review of this conversation on text messaging which lasted a good hour, it seems that the consensus is that text messaging, sending a quick thought to someone, is actually closer to how people communicate than was previously thought. As a writer of screen plays amongst other things, I always found it fascinating how many lines were just:
“Okay by me”
“See you then”
“Running late again”
Since humans communicate like this most often, it seems that text messaging fits into a nice niche between phone calls and emails, as it fills in the gap. Now that more and more people are trying text messaging and really digging it, more folks are looking at ways to save money, such as unlimited text messaging services on their cell phone bills. This begs one to ask, how can the old telephone system survive and profit if everyone is switching to cell phones and text messaging?
Will the old standard phone service be a thing of the past? Many folks now are opting for cell phone service and disconnecting their phone lines to their home to save on their phone bills. It makes sense doesn’t it. Save a hundred dollars a month by turning off the home phone service, because you have to have a cell phone anyway, why have two phones? Text messaging is the wave of