OMG, W8 til U read this: one in three teenagers sends more than 100 text messages a day, and 72 percent are now text-messagers, compared with 51 percent in 2006, according to a recent Pew Internet report, The New York Times reports. Nearly half who take phones to school text at least once a day in class. Texting trumps all other forms of communication, with only 38 percent and 30 percent of teenagers talking daily on a cellphone or landline, respectively. One quarter of teenagers interact daily on social networks, and just 11 percent e-mail each other daily. Teenagers with unlimited texting plans text 14 times as often as those who pay per message.Although accessing the Internet on a cellphone is often expensive, teenagers with black and Hispanic parents are nearly twice as likely as teenagers with white parents to do so, as are teenagers from households making under $30,000 a year. This may be because of lack of Internet access on computers in these households.

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