Part 2: We used the term “dating” to search for free geosocial-networking apps in the Apple i Tunes and Android Google Play stores.The apps were downloaded to test functionality and to determine whether they included sexual health content.
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But the rise in mobile conversations seems to be plateauing and - even taking into account our growing mobile use - the number of minutes spent on the phone is steadily falling.
In total, we spoke on the phone 3.9 per cent less in 2013 than a year earlier and the slight (1.4 per cent) increase in mobile calls wasn’t enough to make up for the 10.7 per cent drop in landline conversations. The many messaging apps and email options seems to have created a gradient of communication, so that the phone call is no longer the standard way of conversing long distance, but a relatively intimate affair.
Rachel, 24, says that she used to speak to all her girlfriends on the phone but now only calls a select few.
“I rarely even speak to good friends on the phone and if they call me I’m like, ‘Hello, is something wrong? “It feels intense because I have so many other options now.