No wonder some many people are grasping their cell phones today. 3339 texts are sent and received by the average 13-to-17-year-old every month according to the Nielsen Co. as reported by the Wall Street Journal yesterday. That’s over 100 per day! Adults are also texting at an increasing rate.
According to WSJ reporter Katherine Rosman, this surge presents some interesting challenges. She writes, “A text message’s content is so condensed that it routinely fails, even more than email, to convey the writer’s tone and affect. The more we text, the greater the opportunity for misunderstanding.” Continue reading A messy, messagy world