Attention Getter For Texting Persuasive Speech

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Attention Getter: “My cell phone is my best friend. It 's my lifeline to the outside world” (Carrie, n.d.).
Main point: We live in a world where we are constantly connected to the internet through the aid of smart phones. Getting in contact with others has never been easier than it is today. However, despite the conveniences I can’t help but feel there is a growing disconnect between individuals on a more personal level.
Text messages: Text messaging has come a long way since its primitive days. Texting is now an important part of many people’s lives. I, along with many others, have fond memories of conversing with friends via cell phone; sending back and forth tiny novels. Over time however, the magic of text messaging has worn thin and rarely is the same amount of effort put forth into conversations. As a result, the messages have become shorter and are often much more direct. Now the simple exchange of words seem to be predictable due to the nature of texting. In my opinion, phone calls are a much more personable form of interacting with others.
Social networks: The leading social networking sites have gone through the same evolutionary stages as texting. For example, Facebook was once a site where people could go to see what …show more content…

It’s always nice to have lunch with someone who is constantly checking their phone, taking selfies or making quick text responses. But I have to admit I often do the same thing. I think we feel that the messages have to be answered quickly as if the person is actually present. However, many people may feel neglected by a person’s tendency to get so easily distracted; “Maybe I’m not as important as the person they keep texting”. I think it’s important for people to be aware of their surroundings and how their social media may have a negative effect on

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