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(NYPost)   If you long for the good old days when people weren't constantly yapping on their cell phone or sending text messages, then move to Manhattan   (nypost.com) divider line 104
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2010-08-25 10:25:59 AM
Finally, a reason for NYers to feel smug and superior.
 
2010-08-25 11:10:12 AM
Who needs a cell phone when there are always 50,000 people within earshot?
 
2010-08-25 11:14:51 AM
It may also have to do with the louzy cell coverage due to all
those big ol' buildings.
 
2010-08-25 11:31:24 AM
Do not move to Manhattan.
 
2010-08-25 11:33:47 AM
oh, and blacks talk twice as much as whites. wtf./
 
2010-08-25 11:35:25 AM
try fect taa daa: oh, and blacks talk twice as much as whites. wtf./

Being unemployed leaves lots of time for phone conversations.

/ducks
 
2010-08-25 11:36:16 AM
No bars on their iPhones.
 
2010-08-25 11:37:03 AM
Yeah right! Tell my girlfriend that.
 
2010-08-25 11:37:33 AM
and coincidentally blacks have higher bills which go unpaid.

/ducks
 
2010-08-25 11:37:38 AM
"The nation's most prolific cellphone users hail from Georgia, where people chat an average of well over 800 minutes a month. New Yorkers managed only 713."

So, about 3 minutes less per day during a given month than #1. My goodness, they've practically taken a vow of silence!

:/
 
2010-08-25 11:39:13 AM
Try negotiating walking through any touristed place in Manhattan. They're using the camera part of the phone. Everyone has a phone out.
 
2010-08-25 11:39:17 AM
About 80% of NYC residents don't live in Manhattan, so this article might be of interest to them as well.
 
2010-08-25 11:39:57 AM
I live in the south and just returned from a trip to Manhattan. Didn't notice any difference in cellphone use.

/was amazed I sometimes could get a signal in the subway.
 
2010-08-25 11:41:53 AM
Less meandering diagonal walking morans?

I am all for that.

This morning, some oblivious biatch was practically taking up the whole sidewalk while wandering around taliking about what Zara said to Sara or some inane shiat.

I had a happy when she almost got killed by a car.

Hooray Car!
 
2010-08-25 11:41:59 AM
Live in NYC, last month I sent something like 2000+ texts, but talked for only about 200 minutes. It's illegal to talk on the cell while driving (not that many of us here drive), if you're walking around the streets it's impossible to hear the person on the phone, and if you talk on the subway you're a giant douche. Plus, I can text discretely while working, when I can't exactly pick up the phone and talk.
 
2010-08-25 11:42:30 AM
I think cell phone use, web surfing, and texting has hit an inappropriate level. Cell phones and smart phones in general are awesome tools that improve the quality of life for people. No one is lost, instant communication, all the good stuff, but there is a tipping point. When I go to a restaurant and see a table full of people not talking to eachother, texting or updating there facebook status instead of interacting with the people they went out with in the first place it's just sad. I have coworkers that update their farking status every 15 minutes, ridiculous.
 
2010-08-25 11:42:58 AM
But it just takes a few to clog up the whole goddamn sidewalk, especially when I'm in a hurry. There was a column recently, can't remember if it was the Times or the WSJ, about how purposeful walking in Manhattan just ain't what it used to be because of the folks ambling along with their phones and Blackberrys and whatnot. My experience confirms this.
 
2010-08-25 11:44:36 AM
The Empire State falls far short of national averages when it comes to time spent yakking and texting on their mobile devices, according to a sweeping study released yesterday.

It's a state average, Flyovermitter.
 
2010-08-25 11:47:12 AM
And the average phone call here lasts a mere 3.7 New York minutes

That equals at least ten minutes here in the South.
 
2010-08-25 11:49:01 AM
They're all on AT&T for their iPhones, it's no wonder.
 
2010-08-25 11:50:13 AM
wpmulligan: And the average phone call here lasts a mere 3.7 New York minutes

That equals at least ten minutes here in the South.


How many is that in dog minutes?
 
2010-08-25 11:50:20 AM
Georgians are pretty far apart.. Everything is 20 minutes away. NY everything is packed in tight. I can see why more people use phones here as less people you like are nearby.
 
2010-08-25 11:50:24 AM
AnubisMan: I think cell phone use, web surfing, and texting has hit an inappropriate level. Cell phones and smart phones in general are awesome tools that improve the quality of life for people. No one is lost, instant communication, all the good stuff, but there is a tipping point. When I go to a restaurant and see a table full of people not talking to eachother, texting or updating there facebook status instead of interacting with the people they went out with in the first place it's just sad. I have coworkers that update their farking status every 15 minutes, ridiculous.


I was at a restaurant and there were two ladies sitting with each other. The one lady took a call and proceeded to talk on the phone at least 10 minutes as the other lady ate her lunch. It just seemed really rude to continue to talk on the phone as your friend is eating lunch. I mean she did go to lunch with you.
 
2010-08-25 11:56:41 AM
"The nation's most prolific cellphone users hail from Georgia, where people chat an average of well over 800 minutes a month."

...and they will be driving and I hate them all.
Put the phone down and drive biatches!
 
2010-08-25 11:56:52 AM
RedEmily: I was at a restaurant and there were two ladies sitting with each other. The one lady took a call and proceeded to talk on the phone at least 10 minutes as the other lady ate her lunch. It just seemed really rude to continue to talk on the phone as your friend is eating lunch. I mean she did go to lunch with you.

That's definitely rude. I think the real question is why would the other lady come to lunch with someone so rude in the first place?
 
2010-08-25 11:57:50 AM
Just means that folk from the South will have bigger brain tumours.

/I read the Daily Mail article on cell phones and cancer.
//doesn't matter that there was an article negating the first the very next day.
 
2010-08-25 12:00:28 PM
So basically, nubian technology is anything that doesn't plug into a printer. Does that plug into a printer?
No.
Know why?
Why?
'Cause nubians never have aanything to print.


/I'mma send her a smiley face. biatches love smiley faces.
 
2010-08-25 12:00:37 PM
MrEricSir: RedEmily: I was at a restaurant and there were two ladies sitting with each other. The one lady took a call and proceeded to talk on the phone at least 10 minutes as the other lady ate her lunch. It just seemed really rude to continue to talk on the phone as your friend is eating lunch. I mean she did go to lunch with you.

That's definitely rude. I think the real question is why would the other lady come to lunch with someone so rude in the first place?


You wanna hear the kicker. It was the phone talker's birthday and the lady with her was treating her for lunch.

Unfortunately, I could hear the entire conversation.
 
2010-08-25 12:02:58 PM
try fect taa daa: oh, and blacks talk twice as much as whites. wtf./

It's a combination of anxiety and keeping up with the Jones'. Blacks always make sure to sport the latest status symbols, like driving an SUV and being seen with a cell phone, and women like to keep in touch and experience anxiety more than men. They're like a cigarette you smoke in order to have something to do with your hands, in order to alleviate nervousness. I've seen people leave their apartments with a cell phone clamped to their ear, and I get the distinct feeling they're not talking to anyone, it's just something like whistling while walking at night through a grave yard; it alleviates nervousness.

When you're already rich, you don't feel the need to keep up with the Jones'... and most of these gadgets are 98.7% unnecessary and only have a market because of the impetus to keep up with the Jones'.

/tyfyt
 
2010-08-25 12:05:00 PM
I don't date chicks with gadgets.
Well, gadgets they use in public.
 
2010-08-25 12:07:15 PM
Am I the only who, when I see someone walking and texting, has a barely controllable urge to smack the phone out of their hands?
 
2010-08-25 12:09:01 PM
Wait...wait...wait... Georgia had the "most prolific" cell phone use with "Over 800 minutes a Month"... but New York is considered the lowest because they "managed only 713" minutes a month?

That's a difference of 87 minutes, or slightly over an hour and a half. A month. That's one small window separating most-to-least used. Hell, I regularly don't even crack 500 minutes a month on mine - or send out 400+ text messages.
 
2010-08-25 12:09:31 PM
So southerners are more social than northerners. Surprise, surprise.
 
2010-08-25 12:09:50 PM
What, and live around the corner from that proposed mosque? Hell no. Gimme cell phone AWs any day.
 
2010-08-25 12:09:53 PM
I don't talk on my phone much. Maybe 80-100 minutes per month, mostly for business or "Honey I'm stopping for a few drinks on the way home."

I must imagine that, in NYC, you are constantly around something that makes it difficult to hear the other party and makes conversation nearly impossible.

In rural areas where people tend to talk longer, outside, there is seldom loud noise. During a longish commute, it is miles of sparse traffic and you don't really need to concentrate much to avoid accidents.
 
2010-08-25 12:12:20 PM
At the heart of this story is a comparison to just how 'rude' New Yorkers are compared to Southerners. It looks like TFA and some commenters wanted to drive that point home, but instead played just the tip with it.
 
2010-08-25 12:13:06 PM
Lengthy cellphone conversations are a hick/idiot/kid thing. If you have nothing better to do than yak endlessly, you have no life.
 
2010-08-25 12:13:06 PM
ph0rk: So southerners are more social than northerners. Surprise, surprise.

Like most Southerners, a lot of my calls are to talk about the person that I just talked to. Bless her heart.
 
2010-08-25 12:14:57 PM
Almost 3,000 texts a month...now, if I do my math right, that's almost 100 text messages a DAY? Great Grimpin Mire! That is a message every 10 minutes 16 hours a day.

Productivity? What productivity?
 
2010-08-25 12:15:08 PM
ZachF81: Live in NYC, last month I sent something like 2000+ texts, but talked for only about 200 minutes. It's illegal to talk on the cell while driving (not that many of us here drive), if you're walking around the streets it's impossible to hear the person on the phone, and if you talk on the subway you're a giant douche. Plus, I can text discretely while working, when I can't exactly pick up the phone and talk.

I've made one phone call in the last month. If I can't e-mail, text, or IM it - chances are I won't do it.

/and I don't live in NYC
 
2010-08-25 12:15:20 PM
Rapmaster2000: ph0rk: So southerners are more social than northerners. Surprise, surprise.

Like most Southerners, a lot of my calls are to talk about the person that I just talked to. Bless her heart.


+1 sir, well played.
 
2010-08-25 12:15:20 PM
Bah!

Didn't count illegals who don't answer surveys.
 
2010-08-25 12:16:15 PM
And the one's that do don't know how to do it with any ettiquette.

I swear the next MFer that finishes their conversation on a subway stair with something along the lines of "Oh I have to wrap it up because I'm going into the subway and I'll get cut off (stops mid stairwell blocking crowd of people behind them who are also attempting to get somewhere) Okay, oh anyway pick up some milk and yeah let's meet JoJo and Turbo at the PartyZONE you know T from the Hamptons, the guy that we met after we BLAHBLAHBLA...(inane conversation continues for two more minutes)"

Is getting their ass pushed down the freaking stairs.
 
2010-08-25 12:16:48 PM
NYZooMan: Bah!

Didn't count illegals who don't answer surveys.


Or get off the phone.
 
2010-08-25 12:16:48 PM
interstitialofficial: try fect taa daa: oh, and blacks talk twice as much as whites. wtf./

It's a combination of anxiety and keeping up with the Jones'. Blacks always make sure to sport the latest status symbols, like driving an SUV and being seen with a cell phone, and women like to keep in touch and experience anxiety more than men. They're like a cigarette you smoke in order to have something to do with your hands, in order to alleviate nervousness. I've seen people leave their apartments with a cell phone clamped to their ear, and I get the distinct feeling they're not talking to anyone, it's just something like whistling while walking at night through a grave yard; it alleviates nervousness.

When you're already rich, you don't feel the need to keep up with the Jones'... and most of these gadgets are 98.7% unnecessary and only have a market because of the impetus to keep up with the Jones'.

/tyfyt


What about the blacks in Georgia?
/I'm black and my minutes never hit above 300.
\Sent from my free shiaty Samsung Impression
 
2010-08-25 12:16:52 PM
How is it possible that NYC ranks lower? You can't walk down the street without some 20-something year old chick bumping into you on their phone texting. If I see a girl not texting I think she must be on her way to the store to get a new phone because she dropped it in a toilet or lost it.
And the cell service here sucks no matter the carrier.
 
2010-08-25 12:18:32 PM
The article is about the state of New York, not the city. Contrary to popular belief they are not the same thing.

On a side note, is anyone else a little bothered that Big Brother has access to all this data, including but not limited to how long your calls are?
 
2010-08-25 12:19:52 PM
Ron T Davenport: The article is about the state of New York, not the city. Contrary to popular belief they are not the same thing.

On a side note, is anyone else a little bothered that Big Brother has access to all this data, including but not limited to how long your calls are?


FTFY
 
2010-08-25 12:21:07 PM
brap: And the one's that do don't know how to do it with any ettiquette.

I swear the next MFer that finishes their conversation on a subway stair with something along the lines of "Oh I have to wrap it up because I'm going into the subway and I'll get cut off (stops mid stairwell blocking crowd of people behind them who are also attempting to get somewhere) Okay, oh anyway pick up some milk and yeah let's meet JoJo and Turbo at the PartyZONE you know T from the Hamptons, the guy that we met after we BLAHBLAHBLA...(inane conversation continues for two more minutes)"

Is getting their ass pushed down the freaking stairs.


Your newsletter, where do I sign up?
 
2010-08-25 12:21:14 PM
tereklusec: Ron T Davenport: The article is about the state of New York, not the city. Contrary to popular belief they are not the same thing.

On a side note, is anyone else a little bothered that Big Brother has access to all this data, including but not limited to how long your calls are?

FTFY


I don't see what you did there.
 
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