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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What I want to know is...
by theosib on Tue 8th Apr 2014 04:36 UTC
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How the hell do you live in Manhattan with an income under $67000? There are lots of places in New York where you can live on that much money. Elmira, Onondaga, Utica, Corning, Binghamton, Owego, Cortland, Rome, Manlius, and numerous upstate places you’ve never heard of. Hell, there are places on Long Islang where you could live on that money, like Montauk. But Manhattan?

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RE: What I want to know is...
by Hayoo! on Tue 8th Apr 2014 06:09 in reply to "What I want to know is..."
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2013-04-13

How the hell do you live in Manhattan with an income under $67000?

Maybe frugally or miserably?

Edited 2014-04-08 06:10 UTC

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