Saturday, October 16, 2010

US Teens Send An Average of 3,339 Texts Per Month

According to recent studies carried out by Nielsen, teens from the United States of America text three thousand, three hundred, and thirty nine times a month on average. A few people are likely to be shocked by these figures, but how surprising is it really in this day and age where everything revolves around convenience and technology? Reports suggest that the average American teenager texts at least six times per hour. This is not a surprising figure, and many people actually text a lot more.

As well as the dramatic increase in text message usage over the last couple of years, people are using a lot more internet data. There could be a few different reasons for this. One reason is that there are a lot more websites available in mobile versions now than there were a few years ago, especially when it comes to social networking websites.

Nearly half of all American teens asked why they would own a cell phone said that the only reason that they use the device is to send texts. The second most important reason for owning a mobile phone for a teenager was for safety reasons according to the study. Finally, the thir most popular reason is so that teens are able to keep in touch with their friends, which again, probably incorporates texting as part of staying in contact with them. The study also shows that teen females are using cell phones more for texting than boys, and that boys are using more mobile internet data.

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