I make fun of text messaging all the time, but the truth is that I text message people like a gazillion times a day.
I remember the old days when my phone plan charged me 10 cents per text, then it was 400 per month. Ha!
Anyway. A problem I have with text messages is that when I write them I never abbreviate, and I always punctuate correctly.
Sometimes it takes ten minutes to figure out how to do a semi-colon. It's important to me. But what do I do when someone writes wot r u doin and expects a response? I feel so pedantic writing oh, just doing laundry! with the comma and the g on doing.
But I can't write in text speak - really I don't know text speak! I just don't know what to do about it. Also, don't get me started on LOL-out loud.