Text messaging is the most common non-voice application (other than taking photographs) Americans use on their mobile phones

The Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project has recently posted:
How Americans Use Text Messaging

According to this report:

Text messaging leveled off between 2010 and 2011, even as users send or receive more than 40 texts per day on average.

Along with taking photos, text messaging is the most common non-voice application Americans use on their mobile phones. Some 73% of adult cell owners use the text messaging function on their phone at least occasionally (nearly identical to the 72% of cell owners who did so at a similar point in 2010). Text messaging users send or receive an average of 41.5 messages per day, with the median user sending or receiving 10 texts daily. Each of these figures is a notable increase from late 2009, and similar to what we found the last time we conducted an in-depth study of text messaging in the spring of 2010—at that point, the average number of texts sent or received per day was 39.1, with a median of 10.

The Summary of Findings is here.

Cross-posted at Law Library Blog.

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