Teens & Texting- Over 100 Per Day?

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Teens & Texting- Over 100 Per Day?
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Thu, 10-21-2010 - 11:02am

Nielson just released a study saying that kids aged 13 to 17 send an average of 3,339 texts per month. That's over 100 a day (and that's the average -- what's the high end?).

What do you think of this

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Thu, 10-21-2010 - 12:32pm

That average is more than twice as high than my DD on

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Thu, 10-21-2010 - 1:20pm

I don't text, but I do email (work and home),

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Thu, 10-21-2010 - 6:58pm

Given that teens and young adults don't spend hours talking on the phone the way older generations did, I don't find this surprising at all.

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Sat, 10-23-2010 - 12:21pm

That's probably about how much my dd texts....but not all text messages are a lengthy message, either.


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Sun, 10-24-2010 - 7:38am

I think that these reports are misleading.

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Mon, 10-25-2010 - 1:17pm

This was my thought. We don't have cells but DD will get on my yahoo mobile thing and send to her bf's phone- I guess that's sort of "texting", right? He texts back from his phone. Your post is pretty much what their brief conversations look like until he can use his cell, after 7pm or 9 pm unless he can wrestle their house phone from his brother.

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Mon, 10-25-2010 - 2:14pm

My grandkids text.

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Mon, 10-25-2010 - 2:25pm
My children and their grandparents text way more than the kid text to DH and myself lol. They exchange vacation photos while it's happening. They chat after school even if it's just a couple lines. When grandma can't make a performance, they get a little "I'm thinking of you" reminder just before show time. I think it's great. We just got our youngest a phone and who was most excited? Yep... the grandparents!
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Mon, 10-25-2010 - 8:35pm

My kids grandparents don't text, neither does my hubby... but my kids are texting maniacs, and I learned just to keep up with them!