STEVE INSKEEP, Host:
Now by all rights, we really should not tell today's last word in business. Instead, we should just send a text message to your phone.
DAVID GREENE, Host:
The Pew Research Center released a new survey, yesterday, on text messaging. It gives you an idea just how widespread the practice is.
INSKEEP: The vast majority of Americans now own cell phones...
GREENE: And the vast majority of them use text messages, though some people do it more often than others, especially younger people.
INSKEEP: People between the age of 18 and 24, according to the survey, send on average about 110 messages per day.
GREENE: And many of them say if you're going to contact them, a text message is preferable to an actual voice call. Don't talk. Text. That's the business news...
INSKEEP: David? David?
GREENE: Yes, sir?
INSKEEP: Send me a message about that, will you?
GREENE: I'll send you a message, Steve. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.