The Phone Call is Dead. Long Live the Phone Call! 10/12/16 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

A Whittle Bit of Commentary with Chad Whittle

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Slate.com reports on the exact moment when the phone call died, you do remember phone calls right? Remember when you had to actually call someone to talk to them? Man, 2000 was the dark ages! According to research from Nielsen, the phone call died in the autumn of 2007 because during the final 3 months of the year more text messages were sent on mobile phones over phone calls. 218 text to 213 calls to be exact. We all send more texts than calls now of course, I hardly ever call anyone. I’m so use to texting that calling seems like such a hassle now. The decrease in calls is concerning to me because I’m afraid it’ll lead to less social interaction with others that will harm our society in the long run as younger generations don’t develop the social skills they need as they always have their face stuck in a phone. Speaking of which, I need to send a text. I’m Chad Whittle on A Whittle Bit of Commentary.   

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Background Material:

http://www.realclearlife.com/2016/10/11/the-exact-moment-the-phone-call-died-and-what-that-death-means/

http://www.slate.com/articles/life/the_next_20/2016/09/what_s_lost_when_telephone_calls_disappear.html

 

Posted on October 11, 2016 .