This articles says that messaging is the modern form of communications and voice mail is outdated and ineffective. In fact “Many see the phone as overly intrusive, even presumptuous.” It certainly can be very invasive, whereas one has more flexibility with a text message. You can think about it a bit or out it off while you fish a job. One can also skip the small talk and “get right to the point.”
Latest Stats on Messaging
In terms of statistics here are the facts: Sixty Eight Percent of millennials 18 to 29 years old say they texted “a lot” but only 47 percent of 30- to 49-year-olds claim the same. For the seniors only 26% of the 50- to 64-year-olds said they text a lot.
Th average monthly voice minutes used by 18- to 34-year-olds dropped from 1,200 in 2008 to 900 in 2010 while texting by Millennials grew from 600 to over 1,400 texts a month.
Downside to Texting
The report warns, however, that texting has its downside. “Messages are so condensed that they often fail to convey the sender’s intended meaning and tone, causing misunderstandings—and that’s not even factoring in the confusion of “autocorrect fails.” To eliminate these misunderstandings, messaging apps like Viber and Line have even experimented with more visually-based texting that’s virtually impossible to misinterpret.