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Old 03-09-2021, 06:52 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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I think part of it is more people are using their phones for a greater percentage of their computing and internet use.

No matter how cool or fancy someone thinks their phone is, those things are a huge pain in the butt (or finger, or eyes) to type on! Some people just don't want to admit that, which is odd.

And so people just keep it to a minimum, sometimes too minimal. Though I do agree with you, they need to craft a proper response even if that means holding off on conveying a message unless it is something that's useful that can be said very concisely.
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Old 03-11-2021, 06:54 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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I think part of it is more people are using their phones for a greater percentage of their computing and internet use.
I think it's more about people generalizing that no one types long diatribes on the Internet anymore.

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No matter how cool or fancy someone thinks their phone is, those things are a huge pain in the butt (or finger, or eyes) to type on! Some people just don't want to admit that, which is odd.
I think you are generalizing here, too. I won't admit its a "huge PITB"... because it's not. I have no issue typing on my phone. Not to even mention using voice to type works really well these days.,

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And so people just keep it to a minimum, sometimes too minimal. Though I do agree with you, they need to craft a proper response even if that means holding off on conveying a message unless it is something that's useful that can be said very concisely.
I hope that I typed enough for you. I think I made my point though, and no more words are needed.
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Old 03-11-2021, 09:38 AM
 
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Well, we'll have a race some time, me on my full size keyboard, you with two fingers on your phone, transcribing say the first chapter of Moby Dick, and we'll see who gets finished faster. There's no way to touch type properly on anything smaller than one of the larger laptop keyboards.
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Old 03-11-2021, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Berkeley, Denver, CO USA
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Because.
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Old 03-11-2021, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Wisco Disco
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Brevity is the sole of wit !
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Old 03-12-2021, 05:47 AM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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Well, we'll have a race some time, me on my full size keyboard, you with two fingers on your phone, transcribing say the first chapter of Moby Dick, and we'll see who gets finished faster. There's no way to touch type properly on anything smaller than one of the larger laptop keyboards.
Typing speed is not enough to prove your original point.
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Old 03-12-2021, 06:31 AM
 
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Typing speed is not enough to prove your original point.
Well, it wasn't MY original point, but I was piling on in support of the poster who suggested that brief posts come from "typing" them on a phone's tiny keyboard. The more time-consuming and error prone the entry method, the more likely one is to limit one's post length. On the other hand, most adults can touch type almost as fast as they can think of things to say (sometimes even faster, as some of my internet posts will make clear).
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Old Today, 07:34 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Well, we'll have a race some time, me on my full size keyboard, you with two fingers on your phone, transcribing say the first chapter of Moby Dick, and we'll see who gets finished faster. There's no way to touch type properly on anything smaller than one of the larger laptop keyboards.
Me using transcription with my voice? I'll be done before you're even halfway.
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Old Today, 03:57 PM
 
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Because.
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Old Today, 04:44 PM
 
Location: 'greater' Buffalo, NY
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My posts on this site that get the most upvotes are usually what could charitably be called "pithy one-liners." It's discouraging that people like this style of communication.
Yeah, same here, and I feel the same sense of discouragement about it. The founders of Twitter felt compelled to launch Medium to undo whatever unintentional damage their first platform had done; there is definitely something lost in 'curt' exchanges.
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