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Texting Is Preferred Communication Method for College Students

Now that we have more communication devices and methods than we can handle, perhaps we should look to the college kids to show us the way forward.

Indiana's Ball State University recently surveyed about 300 college students, and found that text messaging is their favored form of telecommunication, becoming more popular than e-mail, instant messaging and calling. 94-percent of the students questioned said that they send and receive text messages. The study also found that 99.7-percent of students have a "mobile communications device" (i.e. cell phone). By our calculations, that's every surveyed student but one.

When using said cellies to keep in touch, 59-percent of students prefer texts, 17-percent favor phone calls, nine-percent tend to send instant messages, and seven-percent are most likely to send e-mails. This all goes to further our thesis -- college kids just love giving what little spending money they have to cell phone operators like AT&T and Verizon. [From: BSU Daily News Via: Textually]

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