Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 7th Apr 2014 19:55 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y

I'm using the URL slug headline for this one (check the link).

This map showing the locations of 280 million individual posts on Twitter shows a depressing divide in America: Tweets coming from Manhattan tend to come from iPhones. Tweets coming from Newark, N.J., tend to come from Android phones.

If you live in the New York metro area, you don't need to be told that Manhattan is where the region's rich people live, and the poor live in Newark. Manhattan's median income is $67,000 a year. Newark's is $17,000, according to U.S. Census data.

This fascinates me, as it seems to be a very American thing. In The Netherlands, Android has an 80% market share, and we have far lower poverty rates than the US (that Newark median income is crazy low by Dutch standards). I'm pretty sure the situation is similar for many other West-European nations.

This raises an interesting question: is it 'Android is for poor people' - or is it 'Android is for poor people in America'?

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RE[2]: Poverty rates
by Thom_Holwerda on Mon 7th Apr 2014 21:48 UTC in reply to "RE: Poverty rates"
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I don't want to go to deep into this, since the OP only wanted to insult, but the Dutch involvement in the slave trade - a gigantic crime against humanity - should not be, in any way, swept under the rug, or made less. Us Dutch have contributed greatly to this crime, and while it may have been a long time ago, the reverberations of it can be felt all over the world to this very day - including in the United States.

The OP's intentions with bringing it up may have been cloudy, but the point in and of itself is a valid one. The Netherlands' role in the slave trade is something our schools would rather not dive into too much, but every historian knows what's up.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_slavery#Netherlands

That's the end of this particular subject. Back to technology please.

Edited 2014-04-07 21:49 UTC

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