out of the seven text messages i send a month, everything i text is spelled out. on AIM, e-mails, essays i always type out everything. the only abbreciation that i do use is "lol", and thats it. no brb, g2g, ttly any of that. i just find it that you cant take the extra two seconds to type out what you have to say, but instead you have to shorten everything up by two or three words.