Texting has tons of benefits as well: infographic

Texting has tons of benefits as well: infographic
Most recently, we’ve focused on the dangers of texting - it often leads to comical situations with people falling into fountains, lakes, hitting themselves on the streets, and worse often ending up in car accidents, or worst - causing them. By now you should probably know well that texting is just not a good idea in some situations and places.

In others - it’s perfectly fine. It’s also convenient, not so engaging as a phone call, and often the lazy easy way to contact someone. There’s plenty of benefits to it. Carriers also love it - they make huge bucks on it as the margins for texts are sky high.

Now, these are the obvious pluses. There are some not so obvious (and frankly, dubious ones) laid out in the infographic below. How about texting as social therapy? You wouldn’t think it but receiving texts makes people feel more connected and generally happier. Think about your birthday and the tons of texts and Facebook greetings you received.

Also, texting turns out to be a nice way to deal with things you forget or try to change about yourself. 

Examples include curbing alcohol intake and encouraging prenatal care, all with a text message as a reminder to help. Take a look at the interesting infographic below, to see how you can improve your life by texting - only when it’s safe.

source: Online Courses via IntoMobile

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5 Comments

1. nyamo

Posts: 274; Member since: Mar 19, 2011

The only reason I still have texting on my family plan is att threw a bone to consumers and gave unlimited mobile to mobile

2. fanesxx

Posts: 74; Member since: May 19, 2011

just stop driving while doing it and we good

3. redrooster13

Posts: 110; Member since: Feb 20, 2012

Actually they should probably stop texting while driving. They might crash if they stopped driving while they sent a text. lol just messin' with you.

4. DigitalBoy05

Posts: 278; Member since: Jun 04, 2011

take a look at this TED talk regarding texting and social networking and how it actually only gives us a false sense of connection. http://www.ted.com/talks/sherry_turkle_alone_together.html

5. 1ceTr0n

Posts: 549; Member since: May 20, 2012

With my Galaxy Note, being able to modify pictures with S-pen and send them with txt messaging is alot of fun and handy sometimes

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