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more than in the case of face -to -face interaction and email. Looking at the opposite end of the scale, not all teens use all channels, and the type of
channel used shifts when comparing the older and the younger teens. In broad strokes,
communication platforms fall into two categories: those that are used by teens of all
ages and those that have been adopted by older teens but not younger ones. Landline
telephony and face -to -face interaction represents the first group: roughly equal numbers
of teens in all age groups report using landlines and interacting with friends face -to -face
outside of school, though older teens tend do so a bit more frequently than younger
teens. By contrast, many of the younger teens report that they do not use texting to
communicate with their friends. While 44% of 12 year -olds say that they do not use
texting, only 11% of 17 year -olds report the same. While other material in the survey
shows that texting has become a central f...
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