Texting preferred communication method among US teens

June 10, 2010

According to a recent survey of American adults and teens on their favourite communication methods, when asked to choose between e-mail and Facebook, 33% of respondents between the ages of 15 and 17 picked e-mail and 31% chose Facebook. When Facebook went up against text message, 48% of teens said they would rather communicate via SMS, compared to just 12% who chose Facebook. Texting was the communication activity teens were most likely to report having increased over the last 6 months. 39% reported using SMS more often, followed by Facebook (28%), and meeting up with friends and family in person (23%). eMarketer