My son was home for a few days, and his cell phone died.
The world didn’t evaporate into a mushroom cloud. You see, not being connected doesn’t faze him. “My friends all know that I don’t respond to texts immediately,” he replied when I asked him if it found that not having a phone for a week caused him any problems. It made me wonder if Milennials have reached the turning point of incessant texting.
Just a few years ago, this was what we were hearing about 18 – 24 year olds.
- 43% of 18-24 year-olds say that texting is just as meaningful as an actual conversation with someone over the phone (2010 eMarketer report)
- More Millennials (than members of any other generation) use their phone for texting. (Pew Research)
What if people stopped staring at their phones and actually spoke to you? Would that creep you out?
What if people stopped sending you links to stupid cat (or anti-whatever) videos, and actually called you to chat?