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Unformatted text preview: hear her yelling at me, like, give me a reason why I shouldn ’t go, or why she doesn ’t want me to go. ‘Cause she doesn ’t text, she just, like, writes short answers. I usually text her everything else I want her to know so I don ’t Pew Internet & American Life Project have to hear [her voice]. Teens and Mobile Phones | 78 The fact that texting is slower than calling means there is not as much a need for bad. That way I don ’t have to hear her yelling at me, like, give me a reason why I shouldn ’t go, or why she doesn ’t want me to go. ‘Cause she doesn ’t text, she just, like, writes short answers. I usually text her everything else I want her to know so I don ’t have to hear [her voice]. The fact that texting is slower than calling means there is not as much a need for spontaneity. When texting with potential boyfriends or girlfriends, the delay afforded by texting means that the teen has more control over the pace and tone of the interaction. A teen might edit comments and even consult with friends as to the best response. This issue can arise in mundane interactions like disag...
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