When I really stop to think about it, I’ve never spoken to a lot of my friends over the phone. Instead of calling, I’m more likely to text. It’s become such a common thing that people are surprised when you call instead of using your thumbs, a point that Kiesha and Brandi are now singing about. They’ve made up a parody video called “Just Text Me,” which drives home the idea that people don’t want to get calls, they want the convenience of a text that they can read at their leisure.

Of course texting is just one more way to become disconnected, and as you’ve probably found out at some point on your own, texting doesn’t always get read as it is intended. Add to that issues with autocorrect and texting is a recipe for disaster at times.

Do you prefer texting or phone calls? Do you ever call people anymore?