Young people: A phone is for talking?

Reminds me of my Masters Thesis at Stanford back in '99.  Feels like an Ron ago.


urban-teenagers-texting.jpegAccording to research byNielsen, nearly all age groups are spending less time talking on the phone, reports The Washington Post.

quotemarksright.jpg Boomers in their mid-50s and early 60s are the only ones still talking.

The fall of the call is driven by 18- to 34-year-olds, whose average monthly voice minutes have plunged from about 1,200 to 900 in the past two years, according to research by Nielsen.

Texting among 18- to 24-year-olds has more than doubled in the same period, from an average of 600 messages a month two years ago to more than 1,400 texts a month, according to Nielsen.

Young people say they avoid voice calls because the immediacy of a phone call strips them of the control that they have over the arguably less-intimate pleasures of texting, e-mailing, Facebooking or tweeting. They even complain that phone calls are by their nature impolite, more of an interruption than the blip of an arriving text.quotesmarksleft.jpg

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