Long gone are the days when communication came in three simple forms: face-to-face, a phone call or a letter. Today’s teens and young adults often tap into an array of forms, but rarely the ones mentioned above.

A recent national survey of 984 high school and college students underscored this complex web of communication.

Released by AWeber, an email marketing service, the survey claims that 18 percent of teens would “stop communicating altogether” if not for social media and other communication tools such as Facebook and Skype.

Perhaps shocking or not, 91 percent of teens said they spend up to 30 hours a week on the Internet.

But the survey also claims that email on mobile phones is the “most used channel” of communication, with 53 percent of the respondents with cell phones using it.

A handful of local teens, however, told The Post and Courier that email is primarily a form of communication reserved for teachers. Some only use it to get sale notices from stores.

Click the photo gallery to read what they had to say.