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Unformatted text preview: en the story is too long to text, so if someone says,Mobile Phones | 84 happened? ’ I won ’t send them, like, a six page text message, I will just call them and
tell them really fast. texting when they need to write longer texts or when they need to have many
interactions in order to work out an agreement. One middle school boy said: l I call people sometimes when the story is too long to text, so if someone says, ‘What
happened? ’ I won ’t send them, like, a six page text message, I will just call them and
tell them really fast. Calling allows the teens to avoid writing long and complex text messages. If the text
interaction is difficult and involves many turns or long, multifaceted passages, it is
sometimes easier to call. Parents can ’t text: People who are outside the loop of texting
Another area where voice interaction edges out texting is in communication with
parents. While it is true that some parents are proficient texters, many teens feel that
their parents are not adept texters. While 71% of parents say they text, in the words of
one teen, "...
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This document was uploaded on 03/12/2014 for the course INFORMATIO 101 at Rutgers.
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