Favorite Ways Teens Communicate With Friends [CHART]

Chart - Favorite Ways Teens Communicate With Friends

Teens are avid social media users, but when it comes to their preferred methods of communication with friends, social networks barely register, per findings from a Common Sense Media report released in June 2012. And while the largest proportion say that their favorite way to communicate with friends is face-to-face, this only equates to 49% of the respondents. One-third say their favorite method is through texting. While only 7% prefer communicating through social networks, that still outpaces phone conversations (4%).

According to a March 2012 report from the Pew Internet & American Life Project, just 14% of all teens said they talk to friends on a landline phone on a daily basis, down from 30% in 2009. The drop is not limited to landlines, either: 26% of all teens reported talking daily with friends on their cell phone, a 31.6% drop from 38% in 2009. Read the rest at MarketingCharts.