Do you Talk more than Text?

Findings this week have shown that mobile phone text messaging is now the most popular method of daily communication amongst adults in Britain. In fact, for the first time in years, we’re talking less on our mobiles in favour of texting, with the average Brit sending a whopping 200 texts a month according to Ofcom. […]

Findings this week have shown that mobile phone text messaging is now the most popular method of daily communication amongst adults in Britain. In fact, for the first time in years, we’re talking less on our mobiles in favour of texting, with the average Brit sending a whopping 200 texts a month according to Ofcom.
It seems that we prefer to type over the air-waves than have a face-to-face conversation, even when it comes to communicating with our closest friends and family members. 58% of us are texting at least once a day to say hello, ask what’s for dinner, and discuss topics such as what happened on Coronation Street last night. It seems, however, that we’re contradicting ourselves, as those surveyed said they’d prefer to meet in person or speak on the phone rather than resort to text.
We’re are also spending more time than we were in 2010 using social networking sites, such as Twitter and Facebook to keep in touch and play games with our pals. The increase is most likely due to the uptake in smart phones, which allow us to stay ‘plugged in’ even when we’re on the move.
Quite what Alexander Graham Bell (inventor of the traditional telephone) or Samuel Morse (creator of the first electric telegram) would make of all this, we’re not quite sure…