Americans text more than they talk
Now we had a previous article here on NowPublic talking about how texting and driving is more dangerous than drinking and driving here. Here is a research showing that Americans text more than they talk on the phone. So if we tie one and one together, it can be a warning sign for us to stay off the road as that red toyota that is driving towards you might be occupied with someone with a busy thumb.
American cell phone users are sending more text messages than they are making phone calls, according to a Nielsen Mobile survey released Monday. For the second quarter of 2008, U.S. mobile subscribers sent and received on average 357 text messages per month, compared with making and receiving 204 phone calls a month, according to Nielsen. The new statistic is a clear indication that Americans have jumped onto the SMS text bandwagon.
Now I am surprised that tweens are getting into the texting action. When I was a tween, I was still reading Goosebumps and writing letters to Santa. Now they are probably texting letters to Santa
The surge in text messaging is being driven by teens 13 to 17 years old, who on average send and receive about 1,742 text messages a month. Teens also talk on the phone, but at a much lower rate, only making and receiving about 231 calls per month. The report even suggests that tweens or kids under the age of 12 are also heavy text users, averaging about 428 messages per month.
Now here is something to ponder about. Isn't the whole idea behind technology development is to make life easier and cut down the work load for us humans? Don't you think that with more technology we are actually getting busier and busier. Now we are constantly texting, talking on the phone, or even browsing the internet. Don't get me wrong, I am not anti-technology by all means. Just seems like we are constantly doing and not being.