Generation C: Email is Out

Earlier this week, the Pew Research Center reported that teens are texting more and that texting is the dominant form of communication for teens.  Not only are they texting each other more often, but the are connecting with adults more through texting too.  According to the report, the median number of daily texts sent by teens went up from 50 in 2009 to 60 in 2011.  Of all forms of communication, email was the least used by teens:

63% of all teens say they exchange text messages every day with people in their lives. This far surpasses the frequency with which they pick other forms of daily communication, including phone calling by cell phone (39% do that with others every day), face-to-face socializing outside of school (35%), social network site messaging (29%), instant messaging (22%), talking on landlines (19%) and emailing (6%).

How is your church connecting with teens?

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