October 18, 2010
Teen Mobile Data Usage Skyrockets
I’m not sure why anyone would be surprised by this news, but teenagers in the United States have started to use their cell phones even more than they already have in the past.
Instead of just texting and calling people, teenagers are using their phones four times as much as they have been for data consumption, which includes their regular phone usage as well as games, multimedia, the internet, and application downloads. The Nielsen Company, who performed the research, stated that “American teens send and receive an average of 3,339 texts each month, translating to more than six texts for each hour they’re awake.”
When I stop to think about my silent judgment of these American teens, I then realize that I’m almost just as bad. You think about having a conversation with just one person every hour, and how that one conversation can lead to 10, perhaps more, texts from each person. That average right there is the same as, if not more than, those teens’ numbers.
Mobile data and web numbers keep climbing every single year. Who knows what they’ll look like in 2011??
Posted by Shaane at 7:00 am