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: Newark
by Drunkula on Mon 7th Apr 2014 20:47 UTC
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No, 17,000 is crazy low. I think the median income nationally is right around 51,000.

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RE: re: Newark
by abcxyz on Mon 7th Apr 2014 21:04 in reply to "re: Newark"
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It looks like you'd be talking about median *household* income. While the one mentioned in article could then be adjusted to a person?

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RE: re: Newark
by steveftoth on Mon 7th Apr 2014 21:21 in reply to "re: Newark"
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17,000 is per capita median income, 50,000 you are looking at is household income, which for New Jersey is about 34,000.

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