i’m new to texting and i am still learning. here are some preconceived notions i am trying to overcome.
- i’m a geezer. i remember when texting first came on the scene. one of the touted features of texting was its instantaneous nature. keep in mind these where pre-smart phone days. remember emails, the “other” form of electronic communication, was tied to your boat anchor called a computer. that thing was so heavy, you couldn’t move it anywhere.
- i’m a geezer- part 2- just a few short months ago, i selectively removed vowels to get under the 160 character limit. know that i am now reformed am have been known to sent out texts in excess of 5000 characters.
through the process of learning about texting, i have found that texting can be boiled down to three simple rules. these are important and i will share them with you in case you are new to texting, like me, or if you have been on a long lost search for the rules of texting and haven’t found them.
the three rules of texting
- texting is instantaneous.
- except when it is not.
- there is no hard and fast rule for a text being instantaneous or not.
if you follow these three simple rules of texting, you will never go wrong.