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now own cell phones, up from 45% in 2004. Those phones have become indispensable
tools in teen communication patterns. Fully 72% of all teens 2 – or 88% of teen cell
phone users — are text -messagers. That is a sharp rise from the 51% of teens who were
texters in 2006. More than half of teens (54%) are daily texters. Among all teens, their frequency of use of texting has now overtaken the frequency of
every other common form of interaction with their friends (see chart below). Pew Internet & American Life Project Teens and Mobile Phones | 3 every other common form of interaction with their friends (see chart below). Fully two -thirds of teen texters say they are more likely to use their cell phones to text
their friends than talk to them to them by cell phone. One in three teens sends more than 100 text messages a day , or 3000 texts a
month. Daily text messaging by teens to friends has increased rapidly since early 2008. Some
38% of teens were daily texters in February 2008, and that has risen to 54% of teens
who use text daily in September
Pew Internet & American Life Project 2009. Of the 7...
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