|Texting and Teens|
Teens prefer text over talk.
According to a report by the Pew Internet & American Life Project, text-messaging is a primary means of communication among younger teens.*
But, it’s more then just teens who text. Text messaging has exploded – for example, Verizon Wireless customers alone exchange more than 1 billion text messages every day—that’s more than 11,500 text messages sent or received every second!
*Lenhart, Amanda; Ling, Rich; Campbell, Scott; and Purcell, Kristen. Teens and Mobile Phones. Pew Internet & American Life Project, April 20, 2010, accessed August 2, 2010