Kathleen forwarded this interesting article to me this week:
American Teens Say Texting is Favorite Way to Communicate
In the past week, using its SMS text-messaging service, ChaCha asked nearly 1500 teen and young adult users: "What's your favorite way to communicate?" Their answers:
Mobile Text 67.53%
Mobile Call/Voice 9.22%
Instant Message 2.88%
I find this pretty fascinating. I've heard for a while that teens found email "old fashion" (which pains me). I like email and still prefer it myself...though I do enjoy texting. Maybe we do need to reconsider how we communicate with teens. Though perhaps this is just preferred with peers? I'd be curious to see statistics on that.