What most people do not realize about texting and deaf and hard of hearing people is the visual factor and the ability to ‘doubt’ the message.
I recently read a BuzzFeed post: http://www.buzzfeed.com/daves4/im-dying-right-now?bffb&utm_term=4ldqpgp#.dfP4EPWzR3
This trend has lately been translated into video-texting, so when someone signs LOL but ain’t laughing that hard….hello! We can see you! This is definitely applicable to ROTFLMAO. I have a friend who posted a video about this, while serious, had definite funny undertones. I have to find it and post it here! See below (updated):
Here is Michelle’s YouTube Video about the ROTFLMAO Pet Peeve: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IsGoNSFsI7o
Texting may be words, yet it feels like I know what the person is doing in front of the phone. Besides, I have done that a few times, which is always nice; yet leaves a guilty feeling.
In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “It’s a Text, Text, Text, Text World.”