Teenagers Still Addicted to POTS

Net-loving teens use plain old telephone service the most
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 20, 2007 7:39 PM CST
28% of teens, especially girls are classified as "super-communicators," who are in almost constant contact with peers and use different tools for different jobs. The most frequently embraced is still...   (Shutterstock.com)
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(Newser) – 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.