A shadow of a man communicating through texting.

Communication Through Text

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Sending a text to a friend is part of our every day lives. Texting has become the younger generations main source of communication. A text can be interpreted many different ways. With the use of emojis and gifs, texts are able to show emotion and feeling. Similar to my recent blog post about digital, when I thought of the word “text” only a few words came to mind. I thought of the basics; a text message, words and letters on a paper, or a book. I didn’t realize that it can be a lot more complex than that.

A Deeper Understanding of Text

After reading an article by Douglas Eyman, called “Digital Rhetoric: Theory, Method, Practice,” Eyman discusses the complex meaning of text. Text is described by Eyman as anything that can be read, Eyman says “text can be thought of as the container for arguments or persuasive discourse” (Eyman 2011). For example, text can even be a simple facial expression. Without a message or purpose of the text, it is invalid. Text requires meaning. It is a tool to communicate a message from one person to another person or a group of people. It is a main form of communication. Emotion can be misunderstood with text. As a result, it can alter the way the we perceive the message.

Different Forms of Communication Through Text

Everyone uses forms of communication through text in their every day life. Social media, reading books, or writing an email are all forms of how we use text. Each way of using text shares the same feature: convey a message with purpose.


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