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How Many Texts Do You Send Every Day?

By August 12, 2009

For me, it's about five or 10, which feels like a lot (at least based on how my thumbs feel at the end of the day). But new research says that the average for teens is closer to 65 texts a day. One 13-year old girl in Texas even sent out 8,000 texts last month. That's an average of 258 texts every day!

All that texting keeps us in touch with friends and relatives, but it can be dangerous to your health, too. You probably already know the risks of texting while driving, but just plain old texting while sitting comes with its own batch of dangers - like tendonitis, bad backs and sore necks. One doctor even thinks that some teens will need thumb surgeries when they get older.

What's the alternative, though? Going cold turkey doesn't really seem like an option. When you get a text, it's hard not to send one back and besides, texting is faster and more convenient (and sometimes cheaper) than making a phone call.

Luckily, there are some things you can do while texting to protect your health. Sit up straight instead of hunching, use both thumbs instead of one, and if you're spelling out a long message, give your thumbs a break halfway through. And of course, never, ever send a text (or even read a text) when you're behind the wheel.

So, do you qualify as a super-texter? Count the number of texts you sent yesterday and post it here. If it's more than 65, you're above the teen average. Make sure you're healthy about it! Your thumbs, back and neck will thank you.
Comments
February 15, 2010 at 4:00 pm
(1) irving reyes says:

i send about 250 txt a day..haha 65? thats nothing

March 23, 2010 at 1:11 pm
(2) Sinqle Chick says:

I send about 150 text a day

March 25, 2010 at 1:26 pm
(3) melanie says:

so i deffiently send way over 65 a day.
ha try 365 (:

April 12, 2010 at 3:44 pm
(4) KelseyNicole says:

Pahahah(:
I send, like, 475 a day(:

April 23, 2010 at 8:09 pm
(5) Jason says:

Ha I’m 13 and try 16000;)

April 27, 2010 at 9:14 pm
(6) austin says:

I send 16000 a month

July 9, 2010 at 9:22 pm
(7) Marina says:

i send… like 70-ishh :(

July 13, 2010 at 6:13 am
(8) Pluvia says:

I send maybe 150 a day, maybe more… I definately send at least 2,000 a month… XP

July 16, 2010 at 12:39 am
(9) marie says:

Um 65?! That’s well nothing! Today I sent 245!

August 3, 2010 at 10:56 pm
(10) Ivan says:

65 per day? Are you serious?? I send about 9,000 texts per month.

January 12, 2011 at 2:56 pm
(11) steve says:

i send like 500 a day haha

January 18, 2011 at 6:14 pm
(12) Melissa says:

im 14 and i just got the bill from AT&T, how bout u try 900 txts per day. and btw, i went on vakay for about to weeks w/o service…haha:D

March 21, 2011 at 2:26 pm
(13) jordyn bunker says:

i text alot because i like men and need to talk to them all the time. atr least 600,000 texts a year just because im gay
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