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New Texting Data

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Today new data was released on the texting craze. It found that teens are the most prevalent users, showing that over half of teens send 50+ texts a day, or 1,500 messages each month and that one in three teens sends over 100 texts per day. Girls ages 14-17 text the most, and girls on average are sending 80 texts each day, compared to boys’ 30.

I find it interesting that girls have significantly more texts than boys do. Although girls tend to be more social, texting always seemed to be an equal partnership.

The problems that researches are having with this data is this backs up the theory that face to face communication is becoming less used in our society. Psychologists are becoming concerned that our generation later in life will not have proper social skills to survive in modern society.But even with these concerns there doesn’t seem to be an end in sight to things like texting.


Written by colleenkopchik

April 28, 2010 at 9:19 pm

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    April 28, 2010 at 9:20 pm

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