Young Germans prefer texting to speaking face to face

Monday 8 September 2014 | 12:29 CET | News
Most young people prefer to communicate by SMS on their mobile phone, rather than speak face to face, according to German technology association Bitkom. In a survey of people aged 10 to 18, 70 percent said texting was one of their three favourite communications methods, 66 percent liked personal conversations and 36 percent liked talking on a landline. Apart from traditional SMS, young people also favour internet-based messaging services, such as WhatsApp, iMessage and Joyn.

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