As the world is constantly evolving, technology is becoming more and more advanced, as well as the way humans use technology to benefit their everyday lives.
Before 1954, televisions only produced film in black and white. Imagine watching your favorite TV show without color, it would be boring! Technology serves to provide humans with entertainment, and colored television enhances the experience. Along with providing entertainment, advances in technology have made communication much easier. In the mid 1800’s, the first telephone was invented by Alexander Graham Bell.
Little did he know, his invention would grow into a much more advanced piece of technology. Today, people use phones to communicate in two main ways: texting and calling. Though texting and calling both provide an efficient way of communicating, they have very different advantages and disadvantages that sway people to use one over the other. On the first day of school, one of the policies teachers put into place is their rule regarding cell phones. Most likely, the teacher will not say, “No talking on the phone in class.” Instead, the teacher will say, “No texting in class.” Texting is much more discreet than talking on the phone and teachers do not have to worry about a student accepting a phone call in the middle of class. People use texting as a way of communicating when they are in a situation that can not be interrupted. For example, taking a phone call in the middle of dinner that could last 5 minutes is considered more interruptive than responding to a text which usually takes thirty seconds to respond to.
On the other hand, texting is much less personal. Talking on the phone feels more sincere than texting. A text that says, “I love you,” feels much less meaningful than hearing a voice saying the same words. It is easier to express emotion through a phone call and explain the message that is trying to be communicated. Being able to explain a message can avoid unnecessary confusion. Many times, a text message can be misinterpreted and can lead to problems between the sender and the receiver. For instance, a person can easily make a mistake by texting a wrong number for a time to meet. If that person is not careful or does not read over their message, they might not even realize their mistake and end up being too early or too late.
Among other things, texting saves people time, where as phone calls require commitment. For example, a busy teenager involved in many activities may forget what time their soccer practice is at. Instead of calling a teammate to ask what time practice is, waiting for them to answer, being sent to their voicemail, and finally leaving them the message, texting takes the click of a few buttons. Also, texting can be less time consuming because it gives you the choice of how long you want to carry on a conversation and when you want to engage in the conversation. When talking on the phone and being engaged in a conversation, it can be difficult to end the conversation politely, and may even make many people feel uncomfortable doing so. People use texting because it is a faster and easier way to communicate during onthego circumstances and does not require a person to be attached to their phone.