Not-So-Social Media: Why People Have Stopped Talking On Phones

NPR- May 9, 2014

The desire to communicate privately is one reason people have largely abandoned talking on the phone as a social medium. What was once a major indoor sport, taking up hours of many people’s days, is now not only more limited but may be going the way of mailed letters and express telegrams. “Now, calling on a phone is almost like a violation,” says Scott Campbell, a professor of telecommunications at the University of Michigan. “It’s very greedy for your social presence, and texting is not.”

Texting rules; but, something’s amiss in,
Communication where you don’t have to listen.

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