By: Michael Olivares
How many texts do you send daily? The telegraph was made 187 years ago, since then the form of communication has evolved. The most common form of communication is text message, Imessage, chatting off Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, etc.
On the daily, Six billion SMS (short message service) messages are sent in the United States, according to google. Thats in the U.S. alone, and it excludes online chatting, or Imessage. I asked a couple of students how many messages they send a day.
“To be honest I probably send like 500 messages everyday, all I use is lol and OMG –that’s about it,” said Josee Garcia about her daily messages and slang.
“Like 800, because I talk to a lot of guys. 30% are acronyms and slang,” said Jennifer Ayala, “but some days I can go days without texting anyone, and others I blow their phones up.”
“327 text a day, all to my boo’s,” said Mia Rodriguez. She also said that some days she’ll only message friends on Snapchat.
According to Mashable, “The average teen female sends an incredible 4,050 texts per month, while teen males send an average of 2,539 texts.” It’s pretty bizarre to see how many text messages are sent by one teen alone.