I will admit, until today I did not understand the value of texting.
Texting, to me, feels cold and empty. Texting is a good way to say, “Hey, it is raining here, how about there?”
I attended one of my favorite Twitter chats today, #poCChat (The Power of Connection). The discussion wrapped around understanding Generation Y – what their needs are, how we can help them, and how they are different from other generations.
I gained a new perspective today. Generation Y, just like all of the prior generations, wants to be heard and understood. But, unlike many of the prior generations, they have technology at their fingertips. The discussion led to texting.
I openly admitted to not having an understanding of texting. I expected a backlash today, but didn’t get one. It was a reminder, the only way to learn and understand is to ask and listen.
About texting – what I picked up in the conversation today is that the younger people, in a snap, clearly differentiate the difference between a shooting the breeze conversation, and conversation that involves emotion (and requires a phone call). It really is an advanced way of looking at communicating. I need to grow up my thought process in my “old age.”
These are the reasons for texting:
- time savings
- ease (no voice mail)
I am never going to look at texting the same again.
Just, please, don’t text and drive.