Survey: IM Now Passé for Teens vs. SMS

That headline might have overreached a tiny bit, but Mediamark has found in its survey research that US teens now text more than send instant messages on the PC. Though it should come as no surprise, this is apparently the first time it's happened according to the firm:

Some 57% of teenagers report they text messaged on their cell phones in the last 30 days, compared to 42% who instant messaged on a computer in the same time frame, according to the TeenMark study . . .

The number of teens who text has increased 50% since 2007, vs. a 13% decline in the number of teens using instant messaging. Texting is now the top feature teens use on mobile cell phones, aside from making phone calls.

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