With the help of technology, new communication modes are emerged. For instance, texting or messaging has outshined the traditional means of communication such as email, phone including face-to-face conversation.
Mainly, the 14-17 year old girls send 100 texts per day. Whereas boys in the similar age group send 30 short messages per day. However 15% of teens exchange sexually explicit multimedia.
The pathetic side of texting is, it causes 200,000 auto accidents in the U.S every year. Both teens aged 14-17 years and adults aged 18 plus admitted that they text while driving.
When you look at global picture, in 2003, Philippines mobile users sent 195 texts per month, which was quite higher than any another country. In 2009, users in the U.S. sent 420 messages per month. In contrast, 600 texts sent by Philippines natives.
In fact, the concept of texting was introduced by a 22 year-old Neil Paworth in December 1992. Three years later, different telecom networks started SMS services. By 2009, 5 trillion of SMS messages were being sent per annum worldwide.
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