A global survey conducted by the social networking site Bebo found that teens send, on average, around 10,000 text messages per year. Other interesting tidbits from the Bebo study:
- Two-thirds of teens report using their mobile phones and digital cameras to keep a photographic record of their lives;
- 75% of those surveyed said they used social networking websites to share photos and keep in touch with friends;
- One third said they watched more than 50 online videos per week;
- Almost 50% reported that they had as many as 250 such friends they were in regular contact.
What are teens texting? Research conducted by AT&T found that texting is the preferred communication tool for teens to send love notes.
Teens use texting much in the same way you passed "love notes" in class or used the phone (the avocado green one attached to the wall--with a cord). The AT&T study also found:
- 68% of the people surveyed said they have used text messaging as a way to send love notes;
- Twenty-eight percent say they send them two or three times a day;
- The AT&T study also found that 67% said they used texting to flirt.