Why do people prefer to text instead of talking face to face? People choose to text instead because they are scared of showing feelings and of not being able to hang the conversation. When talking over text you are able to not respond over a couple of hours or days. If the conversation becomes awkward people can just skip to another topic because people are not face to face. When talking face to face people are scared of losing the other persons interest. People have bad communication skills that do not allow us to hold a conversation for a substantial amount of time.
Talking has become a chore that nobody wants to do. People want to be able to speak to someone without the awkward pauses. Millennials only want to text because it is easy to use and you are able to pause and think about what you want to say next instead of having to think of things to say on the spot. However, texting makes things you say impersonal, people can misread the tone you use or they could misunderstand what you are trying to say.
Although texting is much easier because you can use abbreviations and voice recognition when talking face to face you are able to understand what they person is saying using emotions. Texting has become a necessity that everyone uses. According to openmarket.com 75 percent of millennials has chosen texting over talking. So when we ask ourselves why we have become slaves to our phones it is because we are influenced by the people around us and what the world has become. We like to text because it is easy and with people having short attention spans we are able to leave a conversation without it seeming rude or hurtful.