Instant Messaging Abbreviations, Texting and Emoticons are all used much more in today's communication. This allows for quick contact with shortened words with meanings longer then the word is portrayed. Texting allows easy communication and is not time dependent. This allows for one to respond whenever available to do so. Where as on the telephone, you must find a time when both are available to talk at the same time. Emoticons allow to show emotions through text messaging. This benefits a majority of people today as this allows for easier communication to get ahold of someone as time persist.