How Texting Killed Spontaneity

by ParentCo. May 12, 2016

Lately, phone calls (and now I’m talking about the cell phone, Skype, or FaceTime kind, because who even has a landline anymore?) follow a lengthy procedure of text messaging to set up a “phone date,” often followed by subsequent texts to cancel, reschedule, and then potentially cancel again. By the time a satisfactory time has been selected, so much energy has been expended that there is undue pressure to carve out at least one hour to sit and chat. If the medium of choice is something like Skype, planning for this “date” also includes looking somewhat presentable for the person who’s supposedly staring at you from their computer screen.
Source: Texting Killed the Spontaneous Phone Call | Psychology Today



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