Chart of the week: Number of text messages sent/received per day by different groups of teens
The median number of texts (i.e. the midpoint user in our sample) sent on a typical day by teens ages 12-17 rose from 50 in 2009 to 60 in 2011. Girls ages 14-17 send/receive a median of 100 texts a day, compared with 50 for boys the same age.
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