We say kids text a lot these days. How much exactly are we talking about?
Marshable reported the latest numbers by Neilson. “The Average Teenager Sends 3,339 Text Per Month”Putting it into perspective, that translates to more than six texts per wakinghour. So even there are Facebook and Twitter added to their ego-broadcast system, kids still love the more personal and private :p & xoxo.
Take a look at the chart and there is no doubt that text messaging is on the rise.
43% of teenagers now say texting is the #1 reason they get a cell phone. Safety is #2 with 35%, while 34% of teenagers say they get cell phones to keep in touch with friends.
Texting is also supplanting voice calls — 22% say SMS is easier than a phone call and another 20% say it’s faster.
While voice may be on the decline, data and app usage is on the rise. According to Nielsen, data usage among teens has quadrupled, from 14 MB to 62 MB per month. In a role reversal, teen males use more data than their female counterparts: 75 MB vs. 53 MB of data. App and software downloads also increased by 12% among teens in the last year.
The conclusion is that texting, data usage and app downloads are nowhere near their peak.
What’s surprising is that we only have 10 fingers, 2 eyes, 2ears, 1 mouth and 1 brain. How on earth can we handle so many tasks at a time? This is completely unprecedented in human history. A possible explanation is that we are evolving, so fast that we don’t even feel it.