Research + News | Topic: Texting

Green Message Bubbles On Apple Devices Are Turning Teens Away From Android

It turns out, having that prestigious blue texting bubble is enough for teenagers to stay away from non-Apple devices. Read the article here.

Peer Pressure To Use iMessage?

Has peer pressure and bullying given an edge to iMessage users? Read the article here.

E-mail Is Useful, But Texting Is Transforming College Campuses

New research shows that texting is the best method of communication to reach college students. So what stops more schools from using it? Read the article here.

Teens Who Text While Driving May Take Other Risks Behind The Wheel

Those who used cellphones while behind the wheel were more likely to report other risky driving behaviors such as speeding, aggressive passing and running red lights. Read the article here.

Interactive Text Messaging Program May Help Young Adults Stop Vaping

Young adults who used an interactive text messaging program that encouraged them to stop vaping were up to 40% more likely to quit than their peers who did not participate in the program, a new study finds. Read the article here.

Chat Service Discord Doubles Valuation To $7 Billion

The service popular among videogamers raises $100 million as it aims to go mainstream. Read the article here.

Is Your Texting Punctuation Sending The Wrong Message? Yes. Maybe! Think so …

When it comes to texting, there can be plenty of tonal confusion, especially among people of different generations. Read the article here.

Internet Acronyms Teens And Predators Know, But Parents Should

Many kids use a variety of acronyms shortcuts when texting — sometimes to keep parents in the dark. Read the article here.

Teens’ Touchscreen Typing Speeds Put Their Parents Attempts To Shame

According to a new large scale study of more than 37,000 users, there is now a mobile device “typing gap” between today’s 10- to 19-year-olds and their parents’ generation. Read the article here.

200 Secret Internet Terms Teenagers Use – And Parents Need To Know

Police have revealed more than 200 terms teenagers have been using online to communicate – many of which will be unknown to parents. Read the article here.