How is text meassaging a representaion of  post-modernism and cultural studies?wrtting a paper on text messaging

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accessteacher | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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I think your answer needs to refer to the nature of text messaging and  how it is representative of society today and the way that we communicate and relate to each other as humans. Think about texts and compare them perhaps to more traditional forms of communication. We can communicate by text instantly no matter where we are. Often text messages are very short and are not very profound. We use abbreviations and slang instead of "proper" English. Compare this to old fashioned letter writing and this should give you some ideas. Good luck!

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litteacher8 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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Text messaging represents two major facets of our current society: instant gratification and anonymity. Although we know who we are talking to on the phone, there is no face to face or even voice contact. It's almost as invasive as a phone call, but we consider it less. It also allows us to ask a question or make a comment instantly.