I recently read an article by Caity Weaver on Gawker, that basically said she doesn’t like to receive voice mail messages and it is too much work to listen to them. She would rather people text her. You can read her article here.
Have we become that lazy of a society that we won’t listen to a voicemail?
Have we become that disconnected from each other that the only communication we want is via a 140 character text? I know several people who have basically said they wont answer the phone anymore. Why?
We don’t want to talk to people anymore we just want to send text messages. What happened to actually talking to people? What happened to hearing someone’s voice. Texting has its place, but texting is sterile and has no emotion. Sure you add your little smiley faces but it is not the same as hearing the happiness or sadness in someones voice.
I guess I am in the minority, I enjoy hearing someone’s voice. I enjoy getting phone calls although I admit they are fewer and fewer. I still want human interaction with others. If you leave me a voicemail, I promise I will listen to it and I will call you back and yes if you text me I will text you back also.