We never talk anymore: The preference to text instead of talk
An 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.