American teenagers sent and received an average of 2,272 text messages per month in the fourth quarter of 2008, according to the Nielsen Company — almost 80 messages a day, more than double the average of a year earlier.I'm ignoring the hand-wringing tone of the article — kids will be fine, and I'm glad they're communicating to each other in writing. But is anyone else rather surprised by that rate of messages? I know I'm an old fart, but even when I was a young fart, I never communicated with friends at that rate. That's a message every twenty minutes, day and night.
Wednesday, 27 May 2009
Prodigious texters, those kids.
A factoid about youth and texting from this article.