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Unformatted text preview: texters, not only in terms of frequency of messages, but also with their use of language,
punctuation, and emoticons. Another boy commented, "Girls text really weird, like the
spelling. It ’s all like dollar signs. A lot of exclamation marks." Boys, on the other hand,
are less prone to use emoticons and other indictors of tone in their (oftentimes brief)
messages. Other research has also shown that teen girls are more prolific in their use of
texting than teen boys. 31 The type of cell phone plan a teen has seems to have a relationship to how often teens
text their friends. Four in five (80%) cell phone users with an unlimited texting plan
texted to friends on a daily basis. Significantly fewer teens with a limited texting plan
texted this often (55%) and only 18% of those who did not have a texting plan use the
service to contact friends daily. Pew Internet & American Life Project Half of texting teens send messages to parents every day. Teens and Mobile Phones | 53 service to contact friends daily. Half of texting teens send messages to parents every day. Most teens text their parents at about the same rates, with about 50% of teens saying
they text their parents at least once a day. At the same time, gir...
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