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Infographic: Without Social Media 18% of Teens Say They Would Stop Communicating

Posted by Tristan Barnum on Wed, Aug 22, 2012 @ 11:00 PM

    

Today's teens are growing up in a world where Internet connection and communication flow is not only constant, but expected, and where tools like Voxox are needed just to keep their online lives in check. Despite the brain-taxing information overload of the web and the constant attention today's gadgets and social sites require, teens remain addicted to the buzzes, bleeps and vibrations of new messages, alerts and notifications.

In fact, a recent survey revealed that 18% of American college and high school students said they are so reliant on their mobile gadgets and online communities to keep in touch that they would stop communicating altogether if their favorite mode of communication were no longer available! One student surveyed even admitted they are so reliant on Facebook to connect with friends and family that, "[Without Facebook] the world and I would become disconnected."

If that's not enough to make you laugh at the days of passing notes and talking in person (wait, when was that?!), be sure to read all the way to the end of this infographic from AWeber for more student quotes and interesting statistics on how today's teens use technology to stay in touch.

How American Teens Communicate Infographic

 

Did any of these statistics surprise you? How would you react to a day, week, month... or even an hour without Voxox, social networks or cell phone service? Share your thoughts with us on Facebook or Twitter!

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Topics: Communication, Industry Trends, Voxox