I currently have a vested interest in work specifically with teenagers as a youth ministry worker and so infographics like the one below are always going to be something that fascinates me. At the other end of wanting to know for adults what is going to be the next big communication device, app, or medium, the trend has nearly always come out of what teenagers are doing. Look at instant message, Facebook, SMS, and video chat. All were popular by teenagers first. So the infographic below is important to all ages.
Here are a collection of our favorite statistics from the infographic:
- Email is actually still very important as it is tied at 93% usage. It would be interesting to know what they are communicating via email or if it is mainly spam or homework related.
- As much as people are upset about teenagers overusing phones, it seems less likely that they ue it at inappropriate times like class or bedtime than some previously thought.
- For parents, eliminating Facebook does not necessarily stop the always on technology issue as they will find something else. Go deeper, have conversations, and find out why they are always on tech.
What is your preferred method of communication?