Texting becomes most popular method of communication

Texting becomes most popular method of communicationIn this day and age, there are dozens of ways to stay in touch with your nearest and dearest (as well as people you don’t really like), and an Ofcom survey has shown how we likes to do it.

According to said survey, texting is now the most popular method of communication in the United Kingdoms. Lol.

An estimated 58% of UK adults use text messages to stay in touch, with the average adult sending 200 texts a month (roughly six or seven a day) – double the figure from four years ago.

Meanwhile, the time spent jawing on mobile phones has decreased for the first time ever. A whopping 125 billion UK minutes were logged in 2010, but that figure dropped to 124 billion last year.

“Over the past year there have been some major shifts in the way we communicate with each other,” yelled James Thickett, director of research at Ofcom. "By far the most popular means of communication on a day-to-day basis is by text messaging.

“Texting is seen as a traditional means of communication these days but it is still continuing to grow. Our research reveals that in just a few short years, new technology has fundamentally changed the way that we communicate.

"Talking face to face or on the phone are no longer the most common ways for us to interact with each other. In their place, new forms of communications are emerging which don't require us to talk to each other - especially among younger age groups. This trend is set to continue as technology advances and we move further into the digital age."

Yep, pretty soon you’ll never have to talk to anyone ever. How depressing.

via: The Independent

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JanSt / MOD  Jul. 18, 2012 at 17:35

Makes sense. A lot of people have funny voices...
Also: you can forward texts, attach and include phone numbers, email addies etc - without the other party having to look for pen and paper. And it's just like FB or Twitter...Not to mention it's cheaper.

AhmadCentral  Jul. 18, 2012 at 20:43

Recent research has shown that the average uk consumer considers texts to be worth next to nothing and that is why networks have increased the amount of texts you get on a plan from say 500 to 5000+. Now minutes are the deciding factor in most price plans.

Agreed with Jan for the reasons why it has become so popular. So has skype for intl text/calls.

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