Snail Mail vs. Email vs. Texting

By: Lydia and Joe Hr. 3

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Pros of Snail Mail

  • It means alot more to the person your sending it to than if you were to send it via Email or text.
  • Snail mail allows you to send packages and "real" pictures.
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Cons of Snail Mail

  • Not instantly recieved must send prior to your occasion .
  • Your mail can be stolen.
  • Checks and credit cards can be easily seen throught envolope.
  • Wastes paper when you sned mail.
  • Costs money to send mail.
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Pros of Email

  • Emails are easy to use. You can organize your daily correspondence, send and receive electronic messages and save them on computers.
  • Emails are fast. They are delivered at once around the world. No other form of written communication is as fast as an email.
  • The language used in email is simple and can be both formal and informal.
  • When you reply to an email you can attach the original message so that when you answer the recipient knows what you are talking about. This is important if you get hundreds of emails a day.
  • It is possible to send automated emails with a certain text. In such a way it is possible to tell the sender that you are on vacation. These emails are called auto responders.
  • Emails do not use paper. They are environment friendly and save a lot of trees from being cut down.
  • Emails can also have pictures in them. You can send birthday cards or newsletters as emails.
  • Products can be advertise with emails. Companies can reach a lot of people and inform them in a short time.
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Cons of Email

  • Emails may carry viruses. These are small programs that harm your computer system. They can read out your email address book and send themselves to a number of people around the world.
  • Many people send unwanted emails to others. These are called spam mails. It takes a lot of time to filter out the unwanted emails from those that are really important.
  • Emails cannot really be used for official business documents. They may be lost and you cannot sign them.
  • Your mailbox may get flooded with emails after a certain time so you have to empty it from time to time.
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Pros of Texting

  • Two people can have a conversation without having to speak which eliminates the risk of someone over hearing if it is in public.
  • It is possible to have multiple conversations with multiple people simultaneously.
  • People have more confidence when texting which allows them to be bold and say things they wouldn't necessarily say in person.
  • Texting is very convenient when a person just needs to say a quick thing to another instead of having to go through the process of making a phone call.
  • Another advantage is that the person can respond when it is most convenient for them.
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Cons of Texting

  • Texting and driving has become a serious problem in America and is very dangerous.
  • While texting it is usually impossible to tell the tone of voice that a person is using so sometimes things can be taken in a way other then what the author intended.
  • Text messages can get lost in the air ways occasionally usually leaving one party very confused.
  • Many people use shorthand and abbreviations while texting, but since they use this so often they are forgetting that those things cannot be used in formal writing.
  • There is also a limit of how many characters can be sent in a text message so if you want to have a long conversation with someone it is better to just call them or discuss the matter in person.
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