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Bots, gifs, and emojis: How teens communicate in the digital era


Shortcut to communication: Digital tools can cut just about every corner, including those involving communication. When you can say everything with an emoji, why bother meeting in person? In fact, many millennials prefer texting over talking. — Screenshot/TNS

Shortcut to communication: Digital tools can cut just about every corner, including those involving communication. When you can say everything with an emoji, why bother meeting in person? In fact, many millennials prefer texting over talking. — Screenshot/TNS

The promise of technology has always been to make everyday tasks easier and faster. Once upon a time, this meant microwaves and remote controls, but now digital tools can cut just about every corner, including those involving communication. 

When you can say everything with an emoji, why bother meeting in person? In fact, many millennials prefer texting over talking. 

   

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