Internet use among teenagers continues to rise—93% of teens have some sort of access, and 64% contribute some kind of content on a regular basis. But, despite the proliferation of cell phones and a myriad of bleeding-edge choices, the No.1 communications tool for teens remains the land line, USA Today reports, citing a Pew Internet Project study.
Teens don't stop using old technologies as they adopt new ones, "they just communicate more, and more frequently," says a Pew analyst, and they pick the right tool for the situation. The least-favorite form of communication for teenagers aged 12 to 17 may be equally surprising: email. It seems kids today prefer blogging, social networking, instant messaging, and cell-phone texting.