Text Happy Teens Prefer Texting over Talking
Hang out at a local high school (actually, don't do that, it's kind of creepy) and you'll discover that some 75 percent of teens now carry a cell phone. That's up from 45 percent in 2004, and the vast majority of those cell phone toting teens are whipping text messages back and forth. Some other statistics to wrap your head around:
- Half of teens send 50 or more text messages a day, or 1,500 texts a month, and one in three send more than 100 texts a day, or more than 3,000 texts a month
- 15 percent of teens who are texters send more than 200 texts a day, or more than 6,000 texts a month
- Boys typically send and receive 30 texts a day; girls typically send and receive 80 messages per day
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There's a ton more data covering everything from texting while driving, to who foots the bill. Comb over it here, and post your thoughts below.