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Instant Messenger               


-The average rate a person can read is between 200 - 250 words per minute


-The average speed of someone note-taking or handwriting is about 20 to 30 words per minute.


-Typing is faster at typically 40 to 60 words per minute.


-The human brain, on average, can think at a rate of 400 to 450 words per minute; the average person, however, can only talk at a rate of 100 to 150 words per minute.


So from these statistics, we see that typing on instant messenger makes conversation take longer then if one would actually speak with another person on the phone. Now instant messenger has its advantage that one can see video but that is also bringing into ones home technology which connects to a lot of improper things.


I would guess that instant messenger with voice makes conversations take about 30-40% longer since the technology has some lag time.


Now I personally have mekarived a few hundred people through the messenger but I would have to admit that I wasted far more time by using and I would venture to say, anyone I know who has used it as also wasted the majority of their time with it.


They say that the next generations social skills will be very hampered because of instant messenger. I do have to admit though that some people who hold things within have found that they can express themselves better through typing.


Young teens also seem to use this device for dating before their are ready for this. The reality of this technology is that it must be kept in check if used and monitored. Id have to venture to say that life without it, just has to be better!