The Text Revolution

Texting is on the rise, especially among teenagers age 13 to 17. According to an article in MashableTech.com, the average teenager now sends 3,339 texts per month. That’s more than six texts per waking hour. Teen females send an incredible 4,050 texts per month, while teen males send an average of 2,539 texts. Teens are sending 8% more texts than they were this time last year.

Other age groups don’t even come close

While voice may be on the decline, data and app usage is on the rise. Data usage among teens has quadrupled, from 14 MB to 62 MB per month. In a role reversal, teen males use more data than their female counterparts: 75 MB vs. 53 MB of data. App and software downloads also increased by 12% among teens in the past year.


We Remember

The great American actor, James Arness is famously known for his portrayal of Marshal Matt Dillon in the television series Gunsmoke. He played the role for over twenty years. Of Norwegian and German heritage, the man originally named James Aursnes was born and raised in Minneapolis – as was his younger brother, the similarly acclaimed actor, Peter Graves. Graves died in 2010. James Arness died in June of this year.