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75% Of Cell Phone Users Send Text Messages

Sites include . Published on December 30th, 2011. Written by Anthony West.

The mobile phone is now the de facto communication tool for people across the globe, and while cultures differ on how the device is actually used, there’s one element that is universal and that is text messaging.

Texting is has evolved as big part of worldwide culture that is now officially a part of our vocabulary and lexicon. This evolution has made the practice so popular that a recent survey of worldwide cell phone use revealed some startling numbers about the ‘love’ of texting.

According to the Pew Research Center Global Attitudes Project Study, 75% of cell phone users worldwide use their phones consistently to send text messages. And the spread of texting as practice across cultural boundaries also offered some surprising numbers. Contrary to expectations, texting is not most popular in wealthy nations, with Kenya and Indonesia topping the list of people who love texting the most.

But while these countries ate the lion’s share of texting popularity, they ranked low in terms of the more robust and emerging use of cell phones. Things like surfing the net was most popular among cell phone users in the wealthier nations (for obvious reasons).

Text messaging as service continues to be one of the most accessible features of using a cell phone in most markets and so I don’t expect it to drop as a popular medium for communication anytime soon.

Are you a heavy ‘texter’? Share your thoughts with us below.

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