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Unformatted text preview: hones | 82 Teens and Mobile that, or decline an offer. l If I ’m looking for a clear response, I can see what they ’re thinking or so I can [hear] their reaction then I ’d probably call them. But. . .. I guess I would text sometimes if I have to tell someone that I ’m not going to be able to make it or something like that, or decline an offer. It is apparent that when this participant needed to shield herself from the reaction of someone whom she thought she had disappointed, the more indirect medium of texting was preferable. By contrast, calling allowed her to adjust her interaction based on the subtle voice cues. In some cases, talking to a single individual is not enough. The teens in the focus groups described using the conference call functionality of the cell phone. Some high school girls described a familiarity and an expertise with this functionality that surpasses that of many other groups in society: l Interviewer 1: Alex, you talked about three -way calling. So you set up a call between several...
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