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About Life: TEXT VS CALL who wins?

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I was born right before mobile phones, I remember the early ones I wish had saved one. Now there are calls,texts, hundreds of messaging apps, video messaging, video calls and just about everything else in between.

Do people have more to say?

I am afraid that people don’t really have more to say or do they ? That despite the overwhelming amount of communication tech often overlapping in the same exchange between the same 2 people.

Text vs Calls: Quantity vs Quality

According to Mashable the average teenager sends 3,339 texts every month.

That’s more than 111 text messages every day!

The other messaging apps have the following numbers, just to give you an idea – Monthly Active Users in Millions

In the new iPhone Operating system there is something called Screen Time, I was actually scared to look at it, and found out on my first week, from it, I had spend 9 hours on Whatsapp alone. WHAT ???? Yes Yes 9 Hours 1/4th of a regular work week chucked away by WhatsApp communication.

Don’t get me wrong I have quite a few international clients, therefore, I find WhatsApp very useful to communicate with international clients and friends at virtually no cost. However, I can probably estimate that at least half of those 9 hours were mostly a waste of time.

Texts vs Calls

More communication in a call ?

In 2 minutes on the phone we can tell so much more about a person than in many many hours of messaging so why do we favour messaging so much?

Especially if you are talking to somebody you don’t know very well but also if you are talking to an old friend , on a voice call you can tell

  1. if the person is in a bad mood
  2. if the person is busy or doing something else
  3. if the person is stressed
  4. if the person is surprised to hear from you (positively or negatively)
  5. if the person wants to hear from you again (or soon)
  6. If a person is somewhat well educated and/or well mannered (that’s if you don’t know the person)
  7. If a person is interested in what you are saying and to what extent

In the end isn’t it about the value of time ?

Do you prefer calling or texting?

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