Teens and Cell Phones
One interesting fact is that teens report spending as much time texting on their phones as talking. Girls and younger teens are slightly more inclined to text rather than talk, while boys and older teens lean more toward talking. Something cool - many say they can and do text without looking at the keyboard (teachers beware!).
Teens report liking to text as much as talk because they can multitask (46%), it is fast (42%), private (33%), fun (29%), easier (28%) and saves voice minutes (20%). My overactive brain wants to know - what can they do while texting, which requires two hands?
Is anyone else worried about this? I believe that words make up only about 10% of our communication, so I am imagining that people add a lot of meaning to the words they read - or maybe our communication is just becoming very shallow? I just do not get it!