More recently, there was an opinion according to which communication by mobile phone, through SMS messages, is gradually dying, gradually being replaced by voice communication. However, as recent studies show, this is not the case at all.
Moreover, it is SMS messages that are becoming more and more popular. Most of today's mobile phone users prefer to use short text messages instead of regular conversation. Naturally, we are talking about that part of the audience that does not use the phone for work. Moreover, if earlier SMS were popular among the youth audience, now more and more adults have begun to use them more and more often.
| But still relatively recently, the presence of a QWERTY keyboard,|
in the absence of smartphone capabilities was surprising.
Data on 60,000 active subscribers were analyzed. As it turned out, the duration of telephone conversations decreased by 17% among young people and by 5% among middle-aged people. On the other hand, the number of sent SMS has increased significantly for both audiences.
Research was carried out Wall Street Journal in the United States, but it is understood that in other countries there is exactly the same story. The reason for such a global craze for text messages is obvious - most people simply do not know how and do not like to communicate “live”. Communication via SMS can be compared to communication in a social network Twitter. But if earlier sending messages required a fair amount of fuss, then modern mobile phones equipped with QWERTY keyboards (and their number has increased significantly in recent years) and touch screens allow typing very large texts not only quickly, but also conveniently.