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Unformatted text preview: s or Hispanics. There are no significant socio economic differences in the average numbers of texts sent a day by teens in different
groups. As one high school girl explained: "My parents will kind of joke about it. I think
my last phone ’s bill had like altogether 3,000 text messages and they were like, ‘How do
you even do that? ’ That ’s not that bad. But I don ’t think it ’s too big of an issue. They
wouldn ’t actually get mad about it since it ’s unlimited." Pew Internet & American Life Project Teens and Mobile Phones | 50 wouldn ’t actually get mad about it since it ’s unlimited." Teens, particularly girls, text friends several times a day.
Who are teens texting? The data show that 81% of teens who text are texting with their
friends at least once every day. Significant others are also major daily texting partners —
46% of teens who have a boyfriend or girlfriend send or receive texts every day with
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This document was uploaded on 03/12/2014 for the course INFORMATIO 101 at Rutgers.
- Fall '13