Text messaging is now the most popular form of daily communication, making face-to-face and telephone conversations less and less frequent. This Forbes article is pretty interesting namely in the reiteration of mis-communications of content and misinterpretations of tone. The verdict there? Texting sacrifices the quality of communication for the speed and efficacy of progress.
While I agree that a hand written letter and a thoughtful phone call are delightful, I also think texting is kind of amazing and when used properly allows you to say ridiculous, potentially incriminating, and cringe-worthy things with a relatively low degree of judgment.
Left: sharing a mutual admiration for red wine, slow-braised brisket, Andy Cohen and New York Jewishness
Right: the moment we realized jay-z was working on the Gatsby score and remembered the poetry intro on the 2001 unplugged show with the roots.
Left: there is nothing wrong with meeting for drinks at noon (it was a weekday for the record) and developing a hooker/madam scenario to gingerly play out upon entry.
Right: brutally honest description of intentions regarding sexual encounters are met without facial reactions and thus way less guilt and humiliation
Left: sending a delayed response to a text because you were in fact more lazy and pathetic than the senders own concern for their general uselessness.
Right: celebratory and giddy use of Emojis (panda, gun, present) and Tim Gunn-ing it when there is not an appropriately descriptive image.
Left: Strongly worded and succinct directives regarding the Vindaloo incident of 2011 or other in home culinary adventures.
Right: Image supported boasting and pop culture references as well as developing a thesaurus for the boasting and the pop culture references e.g. Bridesmaids = "movie about cupcakes."
I dare you.