I found this week to be the most uncomfortable of all weeks.
I do not like the idea at all of giving out my cell phone number. Maybe that is a ridiculous concern that is old and irrelevant.
In exploration I found an amazing stat. The stat said that 90% of all text messages are read within 3 minutes! On average I think this is a little on the long side even for an anti-social media person for me. But nevertheless, we are tied to our phones and are trained like Pavlov’s dogs to reach for our phone every time we hear a ping. Text messages have really become a main source of communication.
But what if my text messages become like my email, overrun by spam. Would I still use it? I think that is a big danger and I am not sure how we avoid it eventually happening. I feel as though there are people working right now to break in to spamming texts! I have received a handful already.
The younger generation is even more dependent on text messages. Look at this stat I found.
If you want to reach youth, text is the way to go. I am thinking of one way this could be used for good. We have an adolescent health van and text messages are likely the best way to let youths know we are there for them. And also to allow them to make and check appointments. Historically adolescent medicine has had high no show rates, and a substantial amount of difficulty making them comfortable to seek help. Text could help…if we had someone that could sit there and respond to the texts for teens.
This is just a senseless pic I’ve added…