According to an Ofcom survey, texting has overtaken voice calling as our preferred method of communication.

(Brits now send on average 50 text messages a week, and in 2011 we spent 5 per cent less time on the phone than in 2010. In fact 58 per cent of adults send text messages each day to friends and family. I have to admit I don’t phone people as often as I used to, but I don’t text either, I use Google talk.)