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Posted by:

theodora davis
09 May 2014

texting is my fave---I can do more than one
thing while texting---like watch tv so it's
the main one I do.

Posted by:

IanG
09 May 2014

I'm with you, Bob. I also only use email or text (SMS)- except I do use Gtalk to chat to a friend in America.

I have a Twitter account but purely for easy and quick logging in to forums; I have never sent a tweet in my life - I cannot see the point of it. Having said that, occasionally I would like to send a message to someone whose email address I don't have (or cell phone number to text) but, as far as I know, were I to send them a tweet it would be read by thousands of other people (?) which I would not want.

Posted by:

Dr Shirley
09 May 2014

To many choices ... to contact me it is... email, cell/text, snailmail.... or f2f @ Starbucks! :-)

Posted by:

MmeMoxie
09 May 2014

For my cell phone, I just use the Texting "app" that comes with the phone. I am like you, why in the world would I want to have multiple "apps" on my cell phone, just for texting/messaging??? In my opinion, having all those "apps", is like trying to "Keep up with the Jones!"

My family knows NOT to text me, unless we agreed to, for a specific reason ... They are to CALL me, that is why I have a cell phone. It is called a cell PHONE, for a reason ... Phone calls can be made on them, okay?

As for LinkedIn ... I deleted my account. Two reasons, first I am no longer, within the business world ... Second reason, I really did NOT like the way LinkedIn seemed to be going! I understand the need to be located, when you are in a flexible working world, but, not for me. I want my privacy and I honestly felt, that there are several privacy issues, with LinkedIn. Hopefully, LinkedIn will correct those issues, so, it can get back to being a good, solid product for the business world.

I also, do not have an Instagram or Twitter or Snapchat or anything other than Facebook and Google+. Just a note, looks like Google+, may be going the "wayside". It just hasn't taken off, like Google expected it, too. I read an article, don't remember where, that Google was going to stop further developments on Google+ ... To me, that is a "death warranty" for a service or product.

I personally, want to talk, period. It is quicker, more understandable and just makes sense. :)

Posted by:

Daniel
09 May 2014

I work with kids of multiple ages. They got me started on Instagram because Facebook was too old-fashioned for them. I think that will change as they mature and realize the limitations of instagram and truly want to tack their lives. Facebook is still the universal bulletin board (no, I don't own FB stock).

Fortunately, I can post a pic and comment in Instagram, then share it with Facebook and twitter with the tap on a screen. So, I get the adults with FB, teens/20's with twitter, and younger teens/tweens with instagram. Yes, I realize that you're supposed to be 13 to get instagram, but that doesn't stop many kids.

If you want any semi-official correspondence from me, you better have an email account! If I want to share a SHORT amount of info that doesn't need to be kept indefinitely, texting is also okay. But, I know many under 30 use twitter as a texting tool. I get it, but it's not near as private and is a pain in the rear.

Posted by:

Robert
09 May 2014

Yep email, and phone number. That is all I have, and that is all I need.

Posted by:

R. Larson
09 May 2014

AGREED! Nuff said.

Posted by:

bem
09 May 2014

Timely, but probably not well received among the young'uns. I'm with you on this. I have relatives who will simply not answer their phone, as if its low-class or something. They expect you to spend half an hour trying to communicate via text when five minutes of conversation would have been faster and more accurate. They worship texting as if Moses had presented the 10 Commandments in a text. Its nuts!

I dont' Tweet, Facebook, Instagram or Flickr. I don't know why anyone much past puberty would, at least not to the show-n-tell the world extent that so many do. Data theft ring a bell? Predators?

Posted by:

Peter
09 May 2014

I agree, e-mail and phone number accomplish my communication needs. Beyond that, it is overkill.

Posted by:

Gyppo
09 May 2014

Bob said: Personally, all I need is an email address and maybe a phone number. If you don’t respond to either of those then I assume you’re not interested in communicating with me. I don’t have time to install and learn multiple apps to accommodate the idiosyncrasies of everyone. And if I have to register a new social media account to send you a message, I’ll just go buy a stamp.

Absolutely: And I pay with cash in shops because it's quicker than the so-called easy payments with a card. I have a life of my own, and it doesn't revolve around pandering to the latest fashions in technology.

Gyppo

Posted by:

Martín
09 May 2014

An E-mail address and a phone number is enough... but, like many people, I've been caught in that dreadful MSND ("multi-social-network disorder") desease... so I use a multi-protocol instant message app on my desktop (On Windows, I use Pidgin; on Mac I use Adium; and on Linux I use Empathy)... as for the mobile phone, I try to stick to SMS, but I always get messages from my many accounts (one of MSND symptoms)... I'm working on removing most of them... headaches are too big :P

Posted by:

Jeff Cornelius
09 May 2014

I use several different e-mails to distinguish my identity as a hobbyist from other aspects of my life. I appreciate that text messages sent from my feature (i.e. not-very-smart) phone allow recipients flexibility in when to read and respond to communications not requiring real-time response.
I like to hear the voices of my family members.

Posted by:

Walter
09 May 2014

Where's the LIKE button.

Posted by:

Nation
09 May 2014

Bob, you're a cranky old geek. Like me.

Posted by:

Smoky Lowe
09 May 2014

e-mail or land line phone for me, don't and wont or own a cell phone.

Posted by:

Daniel Wiener
09 May 2014

I generally agree with you. I depend on my smart phone and email for communications. However, I now do a reasonable amount of texting (with the built-in text editor), since that doesn't necessarily interrupt a person when I'm transmitting or receiving some very simple information. I used to resist texting, as it seemed horribly inefficient, especially on older phones where you had to press keys multiple times to get to the letter you wanted. Also, I hated all of the weird abbreviations which people resorted to. But predictive word software combined with a graphic keyboard has made it quite easy, such that it usually only takes one or two strokes to write a word (even a very long word). I can create a useful message in a few seconds, without any abbreviations, which is faster than calling a person and waiting for their phone to ring several times and saying hello and giving them the message and saying goodbye.

Posted by:

Frank
09 May 2014

FB for family and church and local area news. Talk or text on phone. Land line with caller ID for general dissemination. Works for us.

Posted by:

Lotti
09 May 2014

Phone (the oldfashioned one) and email. Cellphone only when outdoors, so we don't lose each other in a big busy warehouse and such. That's it. I tried Facebook but it made me nuts, so I quit.

Posted by:

Butch
09 May 2014

As a 75 year old-fogey bachelor who got "baptized" in computering in 1963 via time-shared services, Raytheon teletype, punch cards, etc., I am *easily* reachable via land-line phone, snail-mail, and/or e-mail. (Uh my phone takes up to 6 minute messages if I am not here or don't answer--lissen up, tellymarketeers!--and I do check my e-mail daily.) I even speak to my neighbors. A little one-year old girl was killed near here on Christmas Day because her father was driving **and** texting--shoulda let the others in the car play with the phone. [Using 'vernacular' to make my points]

Posted by:

JMJ
09 May 2014

Well, well, well... At last, someone dared to say it! Yes, all that mess of "social networks" is all nonsense. I do agree with you: phone and email are utterly sufficient. And especially now, with all the possibilities of email: we are far from "mailx" I used in the eighties.
Who said "again a dinosaur" ? ;-)

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