Modern Parenthood Video chat gaining in popularity among teenagers, study shows

Video chat is gaining in popularity among teenagers, a new study from the Pew Internet Project shows. Chatting via Facebook, Skype and other social network tools is becoming an important way for friends and families to stay connected.

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Among US 12-to-17-year-olds, the most avid users of videochat – such as on iChat, Skype, or “hangouts” in Google+ – are also the most avid social networkers, according to just-released data from the Pew Internet Project, indicating to me how integral video chat is becoming to socializing and keeping in touch with friends and family.