May 30, 2012 6 Comments
This infographic blew our minds. It came to us via Sylvia Simon, who works for Onlinecollegecourses.com. She figured we’d be thrilled to see some of these numbers. She was right. In addition to reporting that most Americans send/receive between 1-10 texts a day it shows that 90% of 18-29 year old Americans have a cell phone, with 72% of adults in the United States actively sending and receiving text messages. That’s some serious messaging. What’s more is the fact that some studies are showing that text messaging can literally help improve people’s lives.
One study reported that text message reminders helped participants improve sunscreen adherence. Another found that a text intervention led to a reduction in alcohol consumption. Good stuff. Regardless of the size/scope and methodology of these studies there are some benefits of texting that can’t be debated. It’s relatively cheap. It’s ubiquitous with cell phones. It’ green. So while we continue to fight the ridiculously dangerous habit of texting while driving let’s also celebrate the positive changes that can be made possible through texting.
Have you incorporated text messaging into your life as a way to change a habit? If so we want to hear about it. Sounds off in the comments.