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US & Worldwide Texting Trends

U.S. & WORLDWIDE TEXTING TRENDS



Texting has surpassed email, phone, and face-to-face conversation as the main communication vehicle for 12-17 year olds



Adults 18+



10 TEXTS/DAY



Boys 14-17



30 TEXTS/DAY



Girls 14-17



100 TEXTS/DAY



XXX



15% of teens have received a sexually suggestive nude or nearly nude multimedia text from someone they know.



General U.S. population (age 10+)



10 - 25 YEARS OLD



24%



25-35 YEARS OLD



16%



OVER 35 YEARS OLD



60%



Why are we in the same category?



Text messagers in the United States



10 -25 YEARS OLD



25%



25-35 YEARS OLD



25%



OVER 35 YEARS OLD



50%



Because the survey people lumped us together.



Those jerks.



Although 25-35 year-olds make up a small portion of the population,t hey make up a disproportionally large amount of the total text message users in the country.



200,000 auto accidents int he U.S. every year are attributed to texting while driving.



Cell phone owners who admit to texting while driving:



TEENS 14-17



34% YES



ADULTS 18+



47% YES



For about $40, parents can download a system called Textecution, which disables a phone'stexting and internet functions when the phone's owner is traveling at 10 MPH or faster.



Messages sent per mobile subscriber per month:



In 2003



PHILIPPINES 195



S. KOREA 120



JAPAN 109



SINGAPORE 97



IRELAND 79



MALTA 74



CROATIA 72



DENMARK 72



INDONESIA 68



NORWAY 65



USA 13



In 2009



PHILIPPINES 600



USA 420



Perhaps the most famous text-message breakup is credited to former Finnish Prime Minister, Matti Vanhanen, who allegedly dumped his girlfriend via SMS, making headlines worldwide.



1992



The first use of SMS was allegedly in December 1992 by 22-year-old Neil Papworth, an engineer who used a computer to send the text message, "Merry Christmas" via Vodafone.



1995



Three years later, as phone providers started supporting SMS, customers sent an average of 0.4 messages per month.



2009



By 2009, 5 trillion SMS messages were being sent annually worldwide

US & Worldwide Texting Trends

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