In news that may not be surprising to parents of teenagers, new numbers from Nielsen find that data use is up among U.S. teens. Via Hayley Tsukayama from the Washington Post:
The data is pulled from the monthly cellphone bills of over 65,000 volunteers, the research group said. Survey participants ages 13-17 used an average of 90 MB per month in 2010; in 2011, that number jumped 256 percent to 321 MB. In the same period of time, data use jumped 147 percent for those ages 18-24, 118 percent for those 25-34 and 133 percent for those ages 35-44.
That’s a tripling of usage in a year. The full Nielsen reports is available on their website.