Alone Together: Why We Expect More From Technology and Less From Each Other

No Need to Call

  • Electronic communications allow shy people to open up. This also seems to result in less interaction via telephone calls, which don’t give you time to think about what to say next. People who are use to text, email, or instant messages may find the phone call fearsome. Texting allows for a reassuring distance. A call can seem like an intrusion. Many young people seem to prefer to deal with even strong feelings from the safe haven of the Net as it gives an alternative to processing emotions in real time.
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