Teenagers Prefer Texting to Face-to-Face Contact
Well, it's official: The next generation would rather talk to their friends by typing on a screen than talk to them face-to-face. A recent survey found that 35% of teens say their favorite way to communicate is with texting. Only 32% said their favorite way is face-to-face.
That's a change from six years ago, when face-to-face beat out texting in the same survey. So why have things changed? Well one of the main reasons might be it's hard to hang out face-to-face since at least one or two people are always buried in their phones!
Oh, and one more change from six years ago. At that time, 70% of teenagers said Facebook was their main social media site. Today, it's down to 15% and Snapchat is number one. Yep, despite wacky updates, teens still love the picture messaging app.