Posts tagged sms

Texting Changes the Way You Walk

via theatlanticcities:

"We walk much slower when handling a cell phone (even moreso while texting than reading), and we’re not very good at sticking to a straight line. Not surprisingly, we tend to keep our heads down, our necks immobile, and our arms locked at our sides. We don’t swing our arms, which can be a crucial part of staying balanced while moving."

Hundred-Year-Old Magazine Predicted Exactly How Texting Would Ruin The World

Hundred-Year-Old Magazine Predicted Exactly How Texting Would Ruin The World

via futurejournalismproject:

US Teens Triple Their Mobile Data Usage
Via Nielsen:

Teens have officially joined the mobile Data Tsunami, more than tripling mobile data consumption in the past year while maintaining their stronghold as the leading message senders. Using recent data from monthly cell phone bills of 65,000+ mobile subscribers who volunteered to participate in the research, Nielsen analyzed mobile usage trends among teens in the United States. In the third quarter of 2011, teens age 13-17 used an average of 320 MB of data per month on their phones, increasing 256 percent over last year and growing at a rate faster than any other age group.  Much of this activity is driven by teen males, who took in 382 MB per month while females used 266 MB.

Note though that twenty and thirty-somethings still rule data usage.
Image: Monthly Data Usage by Age, Q3 2010 v Q3 2011, via Nielsen.
H/T: Mashable.

via futurejournalismproject:

US Teens Triple Their Mobile Data Usage

Via Nielsen:

Teens have officially joined the mobile Data Tsunami, more than tripling mobile data consumption in the past year while maintaining their stronghold as the leading message senders. Using recent data from monthly cell phone bills of 65,000+ mobile subscribers who volunteered to participate in the research, Nielsen analyzed mobile usage trends among teens in the United States. In the third quarter of 2011, teens age 13-17 used an average of 320 MB of data per month on their phones, increasing 256 percent over last year and growing at a rate faster than any other age group.  Much of this activity is driven by teen males, who took in 382 MB per month while females used 266 MB.

Note though that twenty and thirty-somethings still rule data usage.

Image: Monthly Data Usage by Age, Q3 2010 v Q3 2011, via Nielsen.

H/T: Mashable.

People who are 25 years old must feel awfully confused.  Replace the word “text” with “email”, and I’m sure you’ll get the same stats from professionals armed with smartphones. To many it seems rude to text in these scenarios, but to other taking a call during dinner may seem intrusive or obnoxious.
What we see in this survey is a preference for different modes of communication.  It matches some earlier research that shows Teens text the most, nearly 2779 SMSs a month on average.
via joshsternberg:

stoweboyd:

A serious demographic break between the under 25s and the overs. Although I can’t understand the issue with texting while eating, aside from the question of eating with others.
I wonder what people text while having sex? Is it about the sex or some random other stuff?
(via 10% of Under 25s Think It’s OK to Text During Sex)

What were the sample sizes? Operational definitions for “having sex?”   
Numbers don’t mean anything without context. 
Also, let’s judge people based on 10% - that always works out well.

People who are 25 years old must feel awfully confused.  Replace the word “text” with “email”, and I’m sure you’ll get the same stats from professionals armed with smartphones. To many it seems rude to text in these scenarios, but to other taking a call during dinner may seem intrusive or obnoxious.

What we see in this survey is a preference for different modes of communication.  It matches some earlier research that shows Teens text the most, nearly 2779 SMSs a month on average.

via joshsternberg:

stoweboyd:

A serious demographic break between the under 25s and the overs. Although I can’t understand the issue with texting while eating, aside from the question of eating with others.

I wonder what people text while having sex? Is it about the sex or some random other stuff?

(via 10% of Under 25s Think It’s OK to Text During Sex)

What were the sample sizes? Operational definitions for “having sex?”  

Numbers don’t mean anything without context. 

Also, let’s judge people based on 10% - that always works out well.

3/21/2006 12:04PM, first test of SMS

  • Biz: just got your status on my phone!
  • watson, come in here please!
  • me: nice! update yours
  • i'm following
  • Biz: hey, that makes me think of a good tagline for twitter
  • "do you follow me?"
  • me: got it!
  • i was thinking of that last night!
  • nice.
  • Biz: that is good stuff
  • me: i'm going to hook up the invite system.
  • Biz: sweet baby jesus
  • : P
  • me: then, we have to figure out the sms in stuff. just have to work out permissions at this point
  • Biz: ok
  • me: do you remember what the invite sms said? the one with the pin? i've lost the graffle file.
  • Biz: was it
  • ev: waiting for you to go to twttr.com and enter your PIN: 4013
  • i think that was it
  • me: oh yeah. what about when you're coming in cold from the site?
  • Biz: hold on
  • did we do that one?
  • it could be the same one
  • but from twitter
  • instead of ev
  • right?
  • me: yeah. cool. okay. don't invite anyone yet. let me get this in first.
  • Biz: ok

Kids send text-messages more than once every 10 minutes

As a surprise to almost anyone who’s spent more than a few minutes accompanying a teenager with a cellphone (most of ‘em these days), a recent Nielsen study of mobile phone use shows that those under 18 send an average of 2779 sms texts per month.  That’s a staggering total of 93 per day, or about once every 10 waking minutes of the day.