Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Text better than chat....REALLY?! SHocKER!

A new study reveals 83 percent of adults in the U.S. own a cell phone, 73 percent text and 31 percent of them would rather send and receive written notes than chat.They prefer a non confrontational way of talking to people. The average adult in the U.S. sends or receives 41.5 messages per day, while those ages 18 to 24 handle 109.5 daily which adds up to about 3,200 texts per month. In the Pew Research Center's Internet and American Life Project, 31 percent of all cell phone users would rather be contacted with a text, 53 percent say it depends on the situation. And more than half of the heavy texters, or those who exchange more than 50 texts a day, would rather receive a written message than a voice cell phone call. "Sometimes with a voice conversation you say something that you did not mean to, while with a text you have a chance to pause," points out University of Miami Health Economist Michael French, who believes new technology and the new generation are leading the way to changing forms of communication.
Yes, it's easier to text but how many times have we gotten in trouble because our text "sounded" mean?
I've gotten those responses many times. Granted, I get that response when I talk too! Oh well!

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