Teens-and-Mobile-Phones (1)

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Unformatted text preview: ee: Pew Research Center ’ s Millennials report at h ttp://pewresearch.org/millennials/ . 27 L ing, Rich. (2010). Texting as a life phase medium. J ournal of computer mediated c ommunication , 1 5 ( 2 ) , 2 7 7 -2 9 2 . 28 P er information downloaded from the consumer websites of AT&T, Sprint, T -Mobile and V erizon on March 17, 2010. Chapter Two: How phones are used with friends What they can do and how teens use them Introduction This chapter addresses the new roles that cell phones play in the communication patterns of teens. The chapter is broken into four parts that analyze: 1) the role of texting in teens ’ lives; 2) the role of cell voice calling in teens ’ lives; 3) the way texting and cell voice calling fit into the larger scheme of teen communication patterns; and 4) the other activities that teens perform on their ever -more -sophisticated handheld devices. Part 1: Text messaging explodes as teens embrace Teens and Mobile Phones | 45 it as a vital Pew Internet & American Life Project form of daily communication with friends. 27 L ing, Rich. (2010). Texting as a life phase medium. J ournal of computer mediated c ommunication , 1 5 ( 2 ) , 2 7 7 -2 9 2 . 28 P er information downloaded from the consumer websites of AT&T, Sprint, T -Mobile and V erizon on March 17, 2...
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