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If you've ever broken up with someone over text, or even texted while in the shower, you can be assured you're not alone - texting is rewriting rules and creating its own etiquette as the communication method of choice for today's age.

In Podium's new study of 1,000 respondents from the US, the majority (77%) report having texted someone in the same room, and nearly a quarter said they do so at least once a day.

Even important workplace events are increasingly playing out via text message — 16% percent of respondents have quit a job over text, while 8% have been fired the same way. Further, one in ten admitted to texting while in a verbal conversation with their boss at work.

Key findings on texting

  • Millennials are the most likely to be texting in the same room, while Baby Boomers are least likely (40% of those 55+ have never texted someone in the same room)
  • 40% of respondents have found out a loved one passed away via text, followed by 30% who have told someone that a loved one passed away via text
  • Text messages are checked anywhere and everywhere: During a movie at a movie theater (52%), during a live concert (39%), during an in-person business/work meeting (25%)

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