April 10, 2014 1:08 pm at 1:08 pm #612565MakcklemoreMember
What do you think of texting? I personally think it’s a good thing. You can tell people quick things without having to call them up. What do you think?April 10, 2014 1:11 pm at 1:11 pm #1012375👑RebYidd23Participant
It’s great because it’s quick and quiet. It’s like sending a letter, but much, much faster.April 10, 2014 1:45 pm at 1:45 pm #1012376no longer need seminaryMember
i think you were bored and felt like starting a new threadApril 10, 2014 1:47 pm at 1:47 pm #1012377YW fanParticipant
I agree. The problem is it’s addicting! Also I actually feel relieved whenever I get to talk to someone because in truth there is not way to express your true feelings through texting. Its hard to explain…April 10, 2014 2:02 pm at 2:02 pm #1012378EpisParticipant
There r times 4 txting. And there are times for talking.April 10, 2014 2:26 pm at 2:26 pm #1012379HaLeiViParticipant
its gr8April 10, 2014 2:46 pm at 2:46 pm #10123802NI3Participant
txting is way better then emailing, but calling someone shows that you really care about them… trust me I txt all the time.April 10, 2014 2:59 pm at 2:59 pm #1012381
Texting is totally Ossur, as it has been assered by all Rabonim in Eretz Yisroel and anybody who argues is not a rav and is a complete Koifer. It is almost as bad as using Internet, and it is Yeharoh VaAl Yavor for boys to text girls. It can lead to mixed dancing and worse, C”V.
Now everybody please shout at me, cos thats probably what the OP wanted. I am happy to shout back.April 10, 2014 3:03 pm at 3:03 pm #1012382streekgeekParticipant
As with everything, positive and negative. If used properly it’s great, if not, then well….not so great.
My high school would send a notice with every mailing sent that read (exact words): “Cell phones are dangerous and texting is life threatening. Do not let your daughter use a cell phone unless in case of extreme emergency.”April 10, 2014 3:42 pm at 3:42 pm #1012383ED IT ORParticipant
wot do U tink of texting? I personally tink it’s a gud tng. U cn teL ppl qix things w/o havN 2 caL dem ^. wot do U think?
i tink itz absolUtly NcreDbL & amaznApril 10, 2014 3:50 pm at 3:50 pm #1012384MakcklemoreMember
Hey yekke2, if using the internet is bad then why are you posting online?April 10, 2014 4:28 pm at 4:28 pm #1012385EpisParticipant
Makcklemore, He has YeshivaNet or KosherNet Or what ever that thing is called!April 10, 2014 4:57 pm at 4:57 pm #1012386
Hey yekke2, if using the internet is bad then why are you posting online?
Oh, so you think there is nothing wrong with the Internet? What’s the accusatory tone “If using…” — I hope you don’t disagree with that point.April 10, 2014 4:59 pm at 4:59 pm #1012387
Epis – Yeah, Windows Live Family Safety Filter.
Macklemore – Next time I will try with the <open-sarcasm>########</close-sarcasm> quote marks before I make a point.April 10, 2014 7:03 pm at 7:03 pm #1012388oyyoyyoyParticipant
i heard r matisyahu is more agians texting cause it shters learning nowadays, (as opposed to girl reasons)April 11, 2014 5:27 am at 5:27 am #1012389I. M. ShluffinParticipant
My friend once mentioned to me that she has less of a relationship with friends whom she texts. If you text them once a month, it turns into once a year, etc, til it’s a different type of friendship. More distant. Nothing to really talk about, cus it’s hard to have real conversations over texting. I feel that way, too. I won’t really often text a person just to say hi. I’ll text them for a favor or a question.
Text is so superficial. It’s hard to express feelings without a physical hug, or smile, or punch. It’s not real. That’s one reason why it’s a bad thing – people will say different things and act differently if there is cyberspace as a barrier.
I received news of my friend’s father’s death over texting. It felt so weird. The person who told me about it couldn’t break the news in person. Even over the phone would have been better, but it was too loud to talk where I was, so I asked her to text me what she wanted to tell me. It was just words – but there was so much more to it that couldn’t be relayed through texting.
So, yes, there is an eis l’text, and an eis l’be a person. Texting is very convenient in many situations. I find this true even if I’m texting someone who’s on the same couch as I am. It’s nice to have a shopping list in front of me, instead of trying to remember what was told to me. But some times call for real people, instead of words they wrote.April 24, 2014 2:49 am at 2:49 am #1012391👑RebYidd23Participant
So is snail mail, which was allowed all along.April 24, 2014 4:05 am at 4:05 am #1012392Sam2Participant
yekke2: THIS IS ME YELLING AT YOU!!!!!!!!April 24, 2014 10:24 am at 10:24 am #1012393
<calm-face;deep breath>Good morning, Reb Sam, How are you today?<shudder>….<awkward pause>…To what do I owe your special attention?April 24, 2014 3:44 pm at 3:44 pm #1012394oomisParticipant
I personally don’t care for it, though it is a real convenience when you need to reach someone quickly and cannot talk on the phone. However, I think all these e-communications, whether by IM, e-mail, or text, have completely taken the place of real and meaningful conversation and dialogue between two people, to the point where many young people do not know how to talk to each other in complete sentences, if at all, anymore. Nor do they believe that it is even necessary.
It also does nothing for our spelling and grammatical skills. I do see the plus side, but I am concerned with the negative aspect.
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