Texting, Social Networking Popular Worldwide
Two kinds of digital communication that have grown increasingly popular in the United States — sending text messages and using social networking sites — are also popular around the world.
A Third of Text Message Users Prefer Them to Voice Calls
About three-in-ten text message users prefer texting to voice calls, and young adults stand out in their use of text messaging.
Americans and Their Cell Phones
Mobile phones have become a near-ubiquitous tool for information-seeking and communicating: 83% of American adults own some kind of cell phone. While cellphones are useful for a wide variety of tasks, owners say they also come with some disadvantages.