Yep… more than half of teens consider their cell phone the “key” to their social life. Surpassing jewelry, watches, and shoes, teens say a cell phone is a prime indicator of social status – falling only to clothing (WHAT? Tiny dogs didn’t make the list?!).
And where does texting fall into this whole social strata? Well, 47% of teens say that their social lives would seriously suffer without text messaging. SRSLY?
What’s more… 47% say they can text with their eyes closed. Hey waaaait a minute, is this the same sample set as above? Are we talking Social SMS Survival of the Fittest here?
Check out the full rundown of stats from the new CTIA/Harris Interactive Survey, Teenagers: A Generation Unplugged, including the chart below (courtesy of Harris and CTIA).