Do you think the use of cell phones and text messaging
|Texting is like crazy now. People drive texting, sit on the bus texting and it’s not only a youth thing. Many adults do it too.
|Things change. Cell phones are becoming obsolete. Now you got Facebook. To me, it’s messing the youth up.
|I think it’s taken away from the opportunity to meet and talk personally. It decreases the importance of it.
Census Bureau Supervisor
|What amazes me is the culture of my grandchildren. They’re in the living room texting each other. They’re not talking like we used to. I’ll try to start a conversation with them to bring them back to the ‘old fashioned’ way of talking by looking into each other’s eyes. That’s how we learned how to socialize.
|It definitely does. Even though it takes longer, everyone thinks it’s quicker. The reality is that picking up a phone is actually quicker than texting, but for some reason people choose to text or e-mail.
Executive Research Coordinator
|Yes. With cell phone contact you lose respect for those who you are in contact. Because you’re not willing to talk to them face to face.