I was listening to the January 13 hour 4 podcast of Bob & Sheri when they read an email from a listener who said he got a 440 page cell phone bill because it had 14,528 text messages. Based on 30 days, that is 484 text messages a day; about 30 texts per hour or one every other minute based on being awake 16 hours a day.
His 13 year-old daughter is part of a core of five obsessive text messagers and while her friends have unlimited texting, she does not. She’s been known to text her friend, who is sitting on the couch next to her. When asked why she text so much, she claimed to be bored on winter break. Had his plan not covered this, it would have cost him $2905.60!
He went on to say that he, himself, texts about 900 a month (700 more than for his age group). Therefore, his 13 year-old daughter only texted 13,628/month or about 454/day.
Over at Cincinnati’s Mom’s Like Me a mother posted on Jan 23:
Our month started Jan. 7, as of yesterday she was at almost 14,000 (in just over two weeks). I know it’s outrages, but she has never gotten below a B in school ever. iShe’s in advanced classes takes dance class and goes out with friends all the time. So since nothing is suffering I haven’t stopped it.
In 16 days, 14,000 texts is 875 texts per day about 54 per waking hour (based on being awake 16 hours/day) or about 1 per minute. Obviously, this is occurring during school and I would have to think that has to be maddening for teachers!
I do not think I produce 100 texts, emails, tweets or Facebook interactions combined in a day, but oh that’s right I have a j-o-b with face-to-face interactions, well, that is sometimes. Most times, I’m talking to the air in front of the person who is texting her gal pal or to the ear of the guy who is Blue Toothing out of the other side of his mouth.
How much do you text, in a day, week, month? Do you know a heavy texter? Anything else, leave a comment!