We never talk anymore: The preference to text instead of talkAn interesting take on the preference for texting over talking can be found in this article by Bizzuka.
Some key points to take away:
- Smartphone owners aged 18-24 send and receive 4,000 messages per month.
- 43% of 18-24 year-olds say that texting is just as meaningful as an actual conversation with someone over the phone.
- 42% of teens say the primary reason they have a cell phone is for texting. Safety was second at 35%.
These and other statistics about millennials are sourced here.
Millennials aren’t the only ones who text, though. According to Factbrowser, statistics reveal that US smartphone owners who use text (92%) send an average of 111 messages per week, and 49% of those who use social media daily would rather text than call someone.
More evidence that texting is not a fad but rather an often preferred mode of communication that’s here to stay.