Research + News | Topic: Text Messaging

It’s Good To Talk? Actually, No, I’ll Send You A Message, Say Mobile Phone Users

Almost one in three respondents in a major survey claimed they had not made any standard voice calls on their handsets in the last week. Read the article here.

Bots, Gifs, and Emojis: How Teens Communicate in the Digital Era

The promise of technology has always been to make everyday tasks easier and faster. Once upon a time, this meant microwaves and remote controls, but now digital tools can cut just about every corner, including those involving communication. Read the full article here.

Text vs. Talk Gets Millennials’ Attention

According to a recent OpenMarket nationwide survey polling millennials on their communication preferences, millennials have an overwhelming affinity for texting. Read the article here.

Snapchat, Kik and 6 More Iffy Messaging Apps Teens Love

Common Sense Media discusses new apps that give teens lots more opportunities to overshare (or worse). Read the article here.

Don’t Let Your Teenager Be The Next Kik Victim

Smartphone app popular among younger teens, Kik Messenger is on the defensive following the stabbing death of a 13-year-old girl in Virginia who told friends she was using Kik to connect with an 18-year-old man. Read the article here.

Compulsive Texting Takes Toll on Teenagers

Youngsters who check their phones continually, snap if you interrupt them and are so preoccupied with texting that they skip sleep and don’t get their work done may be compulsive texters.

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SOS Via SMS: Help for Suicidal Teens is a Text Message Away

With younger generations using cellphones less for actual conversation and more for text messaging, suicide prevention organizations are setting up ways that let distraught youths seek help that way. Read the article here.

Compulsive Texting Associated With Poorer School Performance Among Adolescent Girls

Teenage girls who compulsively text are more likely than their male counterparts to do worse academically, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. Read the full article here.

Teens Are Downloading Jott Like Crazy

A white-hot new app for instant messaging, Jott has nearly 500,000 monthly users and one million app installs after just three months on the market, and most of them are teens. Read the full article here.

Here’s How Half a Million U.S. Teens are Texting Without a Data Plan

Jott, a new mobile messaging app that allows users to text with a data plan is been gaining steam among teens. Read more about it here.