A new study shows that one-third of U.S. teens with cell phones send more than 100 texts a day. According to Reuters, the results from the study by the Pew Internet and American Life Project show that texting is the most popular form of communication among the group.
In February, the Nielsen Company concluded that teens send an average of 80 texts per day, so this new study by the Pew Internet and American Life Project suggests an increase in activity in just a few months.
According to the group's research, texting has spiked since 2008, and is favored over cell phone calls, instant messaging, social networks, and even talking to friends in person. Three-fourths of people between the ages of 12 and 17 own cellphones, and of those teens, girls send or receive 80 texts per day while boys send/receive 30 per day.
Text messaging has become so ingrained teens' lives that 87 percent of those who text said they either sleep with or next to their phone. What do you think? Are these findings cause for alarm or just the norm? How do you communicate with your friends?