The socio-demographics of texting: An analysis of traffic data

  title={The socio-demographics of texting: An analysis of traffic data},
  author={Rich Ling and Troels Fib{\ae}k Bertel and P{\aa}l Roe Sunds{\o}y},
  journal={New Media \& Society},
  pages={281 - 298}
Who texts, and with whom do they text? This article examines the use of texting using metered traffic data from a large dataset (nearly 400 million anonymous text messages). We ask: 1) How much do different age groups use mobile phone based texting (SMS)? 2) How wide is the circle of texting partners for different age groups? 3) To what degree are texting relationships characterized by age and gender homophily? We find that texting is hugely popular among teens compared to other age groups… Expand

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