Teen Email Use Drops 59 Percent

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Teens are communicating constantly, but it's most likely not over email, reports the Huffington Post. According to ComScore's 2010 Digital Year in Review, email use among teens has dropped 59 percent in users ages 12-17.

So what's their choice form of communication? Most likely social networking. While overall email usage was down 8 percent last year, 14 percent of time spent online in the U.S. is on social networking sites.
Facebook is the biggest driver of the social sector, as it has grown considerably in the past year. The site accounts for 10 percent of page views in the U.S., and increased its American user base by 38 percent to 153.9 million in 2010.

Other social networking sites contributed to the overall usage increase, too. Twitter, Tumblr and LinkedIn all showed major growth, adding millions of users in a year's time. However, MySpace usage dropped by 26 percent, indicating that people are heading elsewhere for their communications needs.

What about you? Do you send messages over Twitter or Facebook more than you email? Maybe you're all about texting. Let us know in the comments or send us a tweet @jsykdotcom. %Poll-59891%

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