December 18, 2011
According to data from Nielsen, teens in the U.S. have more than tripled the amount of data they use for texting in the past year. The group aged 13 to 17 sends an average of 3,417 text messages a month — far more than any other age group. Meanwhile, the number of minutes they spending talking on the phone has been declining. They say they prefer texting to talking because it’s faster, easier and more fun.