My Family’s Communication Style
Text messaging is a relatively new form of communication; it is the act of composing and sending a brief, electronic message between two or more mobile phones. It is used by many to have regular conversations now days. With “crazy busy lifestyles” trying to find the time to have a conversation with someone is almost impossible, but with modern technology it can happen. This is the preferred method of communication for my family. It is a means of communicating cheaply with long distance relatives. This new means of communication has a very effective role in our lives. Mobile phones have made communication between people much easier and faster.
My parents, brother, sister-in-law, and two nieces live in Rockford, Illinois and my daughter and I live in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Before text messaging I would go weeks without communicating with my family. We all have busy lifestyles and it was hard to find the time to sit down and have a conversation on the telephone at home. Letters between family members let us communicate long distance, but wasn’t useful for immediate correspondence and a text message can be sent from anywhere at any time. As times change, the methods of communicating change as well. My brother and I never talked on the phone, but now with texting he sends me text messages almost every day. He also sends me pictures via text message of my nieces and projects he is working on. It’s not that we don’t want to communicate, but for some reason it is just easier for us to text each other than pick up the phone and talk. We get along so good, like the same music, watch the same television shows, and have the same “sick/morbid” sense of humor, that it didn’t make sense that we didn’t communicate more.
When my mom realized how much we were communicating she wanted in on it. My sister-in-law had “Text messaging 101 classes” and taught her. My mom can even send picture and voice messages now. I talk with her every day through...