A boost for human interaction
In response to Michelle Gillett’s Nov. 27 op-ed "Don’t forget to write or call," sure, people don’t put as much information into a 10-word text message as they did in handwritten letters a century ago. Even so, the problem doesn’t lie in text messaging itself. The tendency to remove emotions is unrelated. Text messaging is nothing but a way not to show emotions. A five second voice call consisting of 10 words would be just as heartless.
If anything, new advances in technology bring people closer together rather then farther apart. After all, video chat is much more intimate then a telephone call, and a large percentage of new websites have a goal of bringing people closer together. If this trend continues, it can only mean good things for human interaction.
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