On average, teens exchange 3,417 messages per month, or "seven text messages per waking hour," Nielsen found in an analysis of data from more than 65,000 cellphone subscribers. Teens have "tripled their data use in the past year," but "data use across all age groups nearly doubled," the Washington Post reports in its coverage. "Survey participants ages 13-17 used an average of 90 MB per month in … [Read more...] about Teens’ cellphone data use tripled in past year
US cellphone owners aged 18-24 now send "an average of 109.5 messages on a normal day," reports the Pew Internet and American Life Project in a just-released study, and "that works out to more than 3,200 texts per month." Which means that young adults are getting very close to the level of teens' texting – well, teens' texting about a year ago, at 3,339 texts/month, according to Nielsen figures … [Read more...] about Adults’ texting catching up with teens’
I enjoyed these observations of a mobile tech pundit on why his 13-year-old granddaughter, Caroline – who he says sends 200+ text messages a day, seven days a week – and her peers are so into texting.... First there's the urgency/immediacy factor, J. Gerry Purdy writes: The little trill that sounds when a message has arrived creates a sense of urgency to respond that becomes a chain reaction … [Read more...] about Why do kids text so much?