October 14, 2010
US Teenagers send and receive 3,339 texts a month
In the US, the average 13- to 17-year-old sends and receives 3,339 texts a month—more than 100 per day, according to research firm. Adults are catching up. People from ages 45 to 54 sent and received 323 texts a month in the second quarter of 2010, up 75% from a year ago. The Wall Street Journal reports.
... A recent survey of 2,000 college students asked about their attitudes toward phone calls and text-messaging and found the students' predominant goal was to pass along information in as little time, with as little small talk, as possible. "What they like most about their mobile devices is that they can reach other people," says Naomi Baron, a professor of linguistics at American University in Washington, D.C., who conducted the survey. "What they like least is that other people can reach them."
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