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The majority of adult cell users text

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I'm proud to say that my parents (ages 52 and 60) both know how to text, e-mail, and use the television remote. And, I'm guessing that my parents' generation is one of the last generations where it might have been acceptable to not embrace technology. 

According to a new Pew Internet report, 72% of adult cell phone users send text messages, which is up from 65% from a year ago. Compare that to the 87% of the teen cell users that text, and the numbers aren't that far apart.

The difference is, of course, in the volume of the number of texts. While adults typically send 10 texts a day, teens send, on average, 50.

Presumably, not to their parents.

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