A Nielsen Study on Under-Aged Text Messaging in the U.S. reveals the following:
+ American teenagers are using 3,146 text messages a month
+ Teenagers send more than 10 text messages per hour [not sleeping or in school]
+ Under 12 segment sends 1,146 text messages per month
+ Under 12 segment sends more than 4 text messages per hour [not sleeping or in school]
The increase usage may correlate to price. It was found due to “all-you-can-eat” data plans that wireless customers are actually paying roughly 1 penny per message. Depending how Nielsen reports, in the future, texting may decline as teens update via social media platforms like Facebook, Foursquare, and Twitter. Nielsen may roll these into one, but it’s nice to see them separated.