Are teens losing communication skills because of texting?

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Are teenagers losing their ability to have a conversation in person because of texting?

Debra Fine, the author of the new book "Beyond Texting: The Fine Art of Face-to-Face Communication for Teenagers," says texting is becoming a crutch to a healthy social life.

She joined us Monday with more.


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  • Vincent Wolf

    Teens are falling into the same trap that inflicts most blacks who prefer to use their racial slang rather than proper English and with most Mexicans who prefer to use Spanish instead of proper English, etc. Any abilities they learned in school are quickly forgotten (dissipates) until they no longer have the knowledge to write sentences with proper grammar, or intelligently, etc. The constant use of texting and it’s abbreviations is great for yacking with other teens but is counterproductive for the business world.

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