TEXTING has overtaken talking on phones in the UK.
If that doesn't make you ROFL then you're obviously not a texter.
The 140-character cult has spread like wildfire since we realised that we could use LOL and a smiley winky face and not mean it – a feat much harder on a telephone call.
But it's not all bad news for communication face-to-face.
The Ofcom report suggests that since the digital switchover many families have not replaced TVs in bedrooms, preferring to spend the cash on those huge tellies you see through people’s windows when you're being nosy walking down the street.
The wonderfully named Ofcom director of research James Thickett says: “Ten years ago people were deserting the living room, the trend was for children to have TVs in their bedrooms.
“But since the digital switch-over, people haven’t been replacing analogue TVs and the whole family are coming back into the living room, bringing their own devices with them.”
So does that in practice mean that I’m likely to receive a text soon from my partner which reads: “Hi, could you turn the big telly over this is boring. Thanx x ;)?”