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Facebook Wins Over Phones as Preferred Mode of Communication?

A majority of Britons in the UK aged between 25 and 34 prefer to communicate with their family and friends online, rather than speaking to them using a phone, a new survey has revealed.

According to a survey conducted by TalkTalk, even though Facebook has not taken over the phone as people’s primary mode of communication but still one fifth of those surveyed admitted to using Facebook to contact people.

The survey also revealed that workers with smartphones used email, Facebook and text messages to contact their co-workers more frequently than their friends and family members.

Another fact which was revealed in the survey was that mobile phones have overtaken landlines as people’s preferred mode of communication. Around 40 percent of respondents preferred to make phone calls from their mobile phones while landlines were preferred by merely 22 percent.

“In an age where the rise of social media as a way for people to contact each other is frequently discussed, it’s good to see that verbal communication is still important. In fact, as our research shows, calling from a mobile remains the main way for them to stay in touch with loved ones,” said Mark Schmid, spokesperson for TalkTalk.

Ravi Mandalia

Ravi Mandalla was ITProPortal's Sub Editor (and a contributing writer) for two years from 2011. Based in Ahmedabad, India, Ravi is now the owner and founder of Parity Media Pvt. Ltd., a news and media company, which specializes in online publishing, technology news and analysis, reviews, web site traffic growth, web site UI. Ravi lists his specialist subjects as: Enterprise, IT, Technology, Gadgets, Business, High Net Worth Individuals, Online Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, News, Reviews, Audio, Video, and Multi-Media. He has also previously worked as Dy. Manager - IT Security at (n)Code Solutions.