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Posted by Harjeet September 02, 2010 07:00

Whoever thinks technology is for youngsters and old people can’t adapt is wrong. There’s no need for the older generation to recycle mobile phones yet because a new study suggests that grown-ups are becoming much more knowledgeable when it comes to texting.

It may take them a little longer composing a text then nimble-fingered young people, but adults are not being left behind in terms of communicating with modern-day practices.

According to a report from the Pew Research Center, 72% of adults with mobile phones are sending texts. This is up 7% from 65% last year. If you compare mobile phone usage by teens, 87% of them text and they do an impressive amount of it. On average, they tap out 50 texts a day compared to adults who send just 10.

Amanda Lenhart, a senior research specialist at the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project and the author the report said: "Texting among adults has reached the mainstream. Of course, none of these adult groups hold a candle to teens when it comes to texting, who swamp adults in messages sent per day by a factor of five."

Additionally, research was conducted on a number of other themes and found that 91% of those questions said they feel safer with their phone and 88% liked being able to make plans with family and friends using it.

However, when it came to other people’s usage of phones, many were not so complimentary of the gadgets. 86% of people considered it rude when others checked the phone during meetings or conversations.

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