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2013-04-14 07:52:28 AM
And you Submitter, are ai.imgur.comSubmitter.
 
2013-04-14 10:04:43 AM
From the very first paragraph I can see a problem...

They need to define shallow and ethical. They use the words but let me insert my own idea of what those words mean. Makes the 'study' pretty much worthless
 
2013-04-14 10:12:31 AM
why are young republicans texting so much?
 
2013-04-14 10:13:17 AM

Majick Thise: From the very first paragraph I can see a problem...

They need to define shallow and ethical. They use the words but let me insert my own idea of what those words mean. Makes the 'study' pretty much worthless


i.imgur.com
 
2013-04-14 10:14:29 AM

rmify: why are young republicans texting so much?


It's the new way to do the restroom foot tap?
 
2013-04-14 10:18:38 AM
So Studman69 is a texter?
 
2013-04-14 10:19:54 AM
No.
 
2013-04-14 10:20:07 AM

special20: rmify: why are young republicans texting so much?

It's the new way to do the restroom foot tap?


It's hard to keep up with the flip flopping company line?
 
2013-04-14 10:20:50 AM
It's my own fault. I clearly saw the newsmax tag, and I clicked anyway.

Reading that "article" made me 30% dumber, according to the University of Winnipeg.
 
2013-04-14 10:34:57 AM
Makes sense as females send1.5 times more texts than males.
 
2013-04-14 10:37:24 AM
How does one even manage to text a hundred times a day? One hundred single messages to one hundred people? One hundred texts to a single person? Inquiring minds want to know about this baseline, let alone the nuts who send thousands per day.
 
2013-04-14 10:42:11 AM
The study was done on psychology students.
 
2013-04-14 10:47:17 AM
If you texted less often, would you cease to be a shallow human being?
 
2013-04-14 10:51:44 AM
According to Carr's theory, the heavy use of texting and Twitter - both ultra-brief social media technologies - has made people's thought processes more superficial because it encourages rapid and relatively shallow thinking.

Yes, because shallow people have never existed before the rise of The Internet and Texting, and shallow people would never gravitate towards social media, twitter, and massive amounts of texting. Never.

It must be that The Internet and Texting are making people shallower. That's it.
 
2013-04-14 10:57:55 AM

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: How does one even manage to text a hundred times a day? One hundred single messages to one hundred people? One hundred texts to a single person? Inquiring minds want to know about this baseline, let alone the nuts who send thousands per day.


If they're counting individual texts (cutoff at the 160 character mark), that artificially inflates the number. Aside from that, if you have a decent conversation with someone over text, it can be easy to hit the 100 mark. At least, it is for me.

Aside from that, you really have to see the kinds of texts that are sent. I'll send a text to someone and get a reply that's just "ok :)". And then there's mass texters that send "hi" to all 50 people in their phone, in an effort to start a conversation with someone...

/I'm not concise in the slightest.
//Just finished sending a text that was cut into at least 15 other texts by the cutoff.
///Why yes, I was biatching about TFA.
 
2013-04-14 10:58:25 AM

Ahvren: According to Carr's theory, the heavy use of texting and Twitter - both ultra-brief social media technologies - has made people's thought processes more superficial because it encourages rapid and relatively shallow thinking.

Yes, because shallow people have never existed before the rise of The Internet and Texting, and shallow people would never gravitate towards social media, twitter, and massive amounts of texting. Never.

It must be that The Internet and Texting are making people shallower. That's it.


Shallower in their depth of thinking, the book argues. Since the brain is plastic and constantly adapting to the practices that the body places before it, the more time we spend jumping through a hundred articles on TV Tropes or getting quick positive feedback from a one-liner in a text, the more the brain rewires itself to those patterns of thought.

It's not necessarily shallow in the sense that they want to buy overpriced garbage and pretty themselves up with the latest crotch lift procedure.
 
2013-04-14 10:59:27 AM
NewsMax.

HA!
 
2013-04-14 11:01:29 AM
BS.  I'm a shallow, soulless, empty shell of a man and don't text at all.

The surveys were conducted at the start of the fall semester for three years in a row. They found that about 30 per cent of students reported texting 200 or more times a day, while 12 per cent said they sent texts more than 300 times a day.

200+ texts a day?  Assuming you're awake 16 hrs a day that's over 12 an hour.
 
2013-04-14 11:05:04 AM
Newsmax readers text a lot?

I would have thought Hoverounds and misspelled signs protesting death panels would be more indicative of that group.
 
2013-04-14 11:05:13 AM

Ahvren: Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: How does one even manage to text a hundred times a day? One hundred single messages to one hundred people? One hundred texts to a single person? Inquiring minds want to know about this baseline, let alone the nuts who send thousands per day.

If they're counting individual texts (cutoff at the 160 character mark), that artificially inflates the number. Aside from that, if you have a decent conversation with someone over text, it can be easy to hit the 100 mark. At least, it is for me.

Aside from that, you really have to see the kinds of texts that are sent. I'll send a text to someone and get a reply that's just "ok :)". And then there's mass texters that send "hi" to all 50 people in their phone, in an effort to start a conversation with someone...

/I'm not concise in the slightest.
//Just finished sending a text that was cut into at least 15 other texts by the cutoff.
///Why yes, I was biatching about TFA.


Fifteen pages for a single text is like four or five hundred words. For a single text! How long did that take, an hour?
 
2013-04-14 11:18:45 AM

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: Fifteen pages for a single text is like four or five hundred words. For a single text! How long did that take, an hour?


I stand corrected. I actually went back and checked and the text itself was 307 words/1796 characters. Would split into 12 texts using a 160 character limit.

Sorry 'bout that.
 
2013-04-14 11:19:33 AM
Yet another article of the Adults hating on the Youth again.  Same as it ever was.
 
2013-04-14 11:25:14 AM
This is shaping up to be one of the most enjoyable thread in some time.

2/3rds of the posters recognize themselves and are outraged at the notion that they really are the shallow, vacuous individuals that they secretly know they are, and the other 1/3 didn't even read the article (or past the first paragraph) but are not letting that stop them from having a fully formed opinion about it or it's source (hint: it wasn't NewsMax).

And they say irony is dead.
 
2013-04-14 11:26:53 AM

AnyName: BS.  I'm a shallow, soulless, empty shell of a man and don't text at all.

The surveys were conducted at the start of the fall semester for three years in a row. They found that about 30 per cent of students reported texting 200 or more times a day, while 12 per cent said they sent texts more than 300 times a day.

200+ texts a day?  Assuming you're awake 16 hrs a day that's over 12 an hour.


I think they count 1 text sent to 10 people as 10 texts, so take that with a grain of salt...  But for kids, 12 an hour at peak is pretty tame, they just don't text 24/7
 
2013-04-14 11:33:21 AM
I've never sent a text.  Call me if you want something otherwise leave me alone.
 
2013-04-14 11:35:30 AM
This will continue to devolve into a thread similar to the Facebook threads with lots of belt-onion adjustments and the requisite "I'm above all this; it's so pedestrian" type comments.

images3.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-04-14 11:36:40 AM

i_dig_chicks: I've never sent a text.  Call me if you want something otherwise leave me alone.


For your next trick, you're going to tell us one or more of the following:

You don't own a TV
Hang up and drive
You don't text and you don't have a Facebook account either

How many did I get right?
 
2013-04-14 11:37:41 AM
Go on...

i23.photobucket.com
 
2013-04-14 11:38:41 AM

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: How does one even manage to text a hundred times a day? One hundred single messages to one hundred people? One hundred texts to a single person? Inquiring minds want to know about this baseline, let alone the nuts who send thousands per day.


Facebook, Twitter, AT&T (my provider), and other entities can generate SMS messages. It's not just sending 100+ messages a day.

Also, sometimes a phone call is not appropriate, but a text can be.
 
2013-04-14 11:43:17 AM
Thanks subby, I had to text one of my sub contractors this weekend and had forgotten...
 
2013-04-14 12:02:52 PM
seems like they might have cause and effect messed up here.  a high percentage of people could be considered 'shallow' in any of the varying definitions one could give to the (admittedly subjective) term.  a high percentage of people text, so there's going to be some correlation there.  but I feel more like there's just generally shallow, superficial people out there regardless of technology -  they exist in every generation, and in this current generation the texting may be a symptom, but its very unlikely a cause.   assholes existed before texting came about, no matter how you want to define the term 'asshole'.

I do, however, think that texting, twitter, and social media in general have enabled and tempted people who are already superficial to further embrace a very narcissistic lifestyle where they are never living in the present, they are always videotaping, broadcasting to the world the minutia of their everyday lives as if they are stars in their own reality TV show.  I have facebook and all, but I can never understand why people feel the need to tell me about what they had for breakfast, how many miles their morning jog was, and how many weeks into their pregnancies they are.  I can understand if you went on a vacation to somewhere cool and took some nice pictures to post those, but I don't need your daily itinerary down to the minute. Freud would have had a field day with facebook and twitter (and fark for that matter...)
 
2013-04-14 12:04:22 PM

rmify: why are young republicans texting so much?


How do you know this?
 
2013-04-14 12:05:33 PM

Clemkadidlefark: rmify: why are young republicans texting so much?

How do you know this?


A lucky guess?
 
2013-04-14 12:09:41 PM

Majick Thise: From the very first paragraph I can see a problem...

They need to define shallow and ethical. They use the words but let me insert my own idea of what those words mean. Makes the 'study' news blurb about the study pretty much worthless


FTFY
 
kab
2013-04-14 12:10:59 PM
Texting is for time-inefficient monotaskers.

/that is all.
 
2013-04-14 12:30:55 PM
Long ago young Chatty Cathys lived on these devices:
www.comparestoreprices.co.uk
Bell System Princess Phone, debuted 1959
 
2013-04-14 12:36:01 PM

kab: Texting is for time-inefficient monotaskers.

/that is all.


i.imgur.com
 
2013-04-14 12:36:02 PM
Show me a person who doesn't understand the utility of texting and I'll show you a person who has never needed to tell someone something important but didn't want to get roped into a conversation.

/awkwardly phrased, but you get the idea
 
2013-04-14 12:39:55 PM

KrispyKritter: Long ago young Chatty Cathys lived on these devices:
[www.comparestoreprices.co.uk image 500x537]
Bell System Princess Phone, debuted 1959


They were even cooler before the buttons, when you had to actually 'dial' the number...

/yup, it's true... I'm old.
 
2013-04-14 12:42:47 PM

cannibalparrot: Show me a person who doesn't understand the utility of texting and I'll show you a person who has never needed to tell someone something important but didn't want to get roped into a conversation.

/awkwardly phrased, but you get the idea


Truth.
 
2013-04-14 12:58:00 PM
So, teenagers?
 
2013-04-14 01:03:30 PM

pxlboy: i_dig_chicks: I've never sent a text.  Call me if you want something otherwise leave me alone.

For your next trick, you're going to tell us one or more of the following:

You don't own a TV
Hang up and drive
You don't text and you don't have a Facebook account either

How many did I get right?


1. Yes, I do, but only one.
2. Good farking advice
3. Maybe a dozen times in the last 4 months (I just learned how in January) and no FB account.
 
2013-04-14 01:15:14 PM

Somacandra: And you Submitter, are a[i.imgur.com image 92x41]Submitter.


And you, Somacandra, appear to be a sad little embracer of ad hominem.  Ad hominem circumstantial constitutes an attack on the bias of a source. This is fallacious because a disposition to make a certain argument does not make the argument false. There are lots of sources for this article; one of the primary ones seems to be here.

So... you teach religious studies? Preparing your students for a life of logical thinking?

Sad.
 
2013-04-14 01:18:22 PM

cannibalparrot: Show me a person who doesn't understand the utility of texting and I'll show you a person who has never needed to tell someone something important but didn't want to get roped into a conversation.

/awkwardly phrased, but you get the idea


Also, it is often cheaper, depending on the plan. I asked my daughter once why she always texted me, rather than calling. She told me her plan gives her free texting, but charges by the minute for speech.

My daughter is not shallow, stupid or silly. Going for her masters in Nursing.
 
kab
2013-04-14 01:23:07 PM

cannibalparrot: Show me a person who doesn't understand the utility of texting and I'll show you a person who has never needed to tell someone something important but didn't want to get roped into a conversation.


Someone didn't RTFA.
 
2013-04-14 03:50:48 PM

Ahvren: If they're counting individual texts (cutoff at the 160 character mark), that artificially inflates the number. Aside from that, if you have a decent conversation with someone over text, it can be easy to hit the 100 mark. At least, it is for me.


I love texting for simple things like being reminded to pick up milk on the way home. But if you're having a 100 text-long conversation with someone, wouldn't it be easier to just call them?
 
2013-04-14 05:50:02 PM

Ahvren: And then there's mass texters that send "hi" to all 50 people in their phone


I don't even know how to do that. And I'll keep it that way.
 
2013-04-14 08:25:45 PM

cannibalparrot: Show me a person who doesn't understand the utility of texting and I'll show you a person who has never needed to tell someone something important but didn't want to get roped into a conversation.

/awkwardly phrased, but you get the idea


Try these next time:

This will be short
I have to go

You don't need to get roped into a conversation if you don't want to.  It requires a touch of etiquette, something you don't need for texting.  If etiquette isn't your thing, then go with:

I have exploding diarrhea and just messed myself, can you hold on while I clean up?

If they say yes, you have a weird person on the other line, or they're desperate for conversation.  You also have the opportunity to "accidentally" hang up on them.
 
2013-04-15 06:25:08 AM

Duck_of_Doom: Try these next time:

This will be short
I have to go

You don't need to get roped into a conversation if you don't want to.  It requires a touch of etiquette, something you don't need for texting.  If etiquette isn't your thing, then go with:

I have exploding diarrhea and just messed myself, can you hold on while I clean up?

If they say yes, you have a weird person on the other line, or they're desperate for conversation.  You also have the opportunity to "accidentally" hang up on them.


STFU LOL BBL
 
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