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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i prefer..
by Brunis on Tue 8th Apr 2014 07:02 UTC
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..if by poor people you mean people who prefer not to waste the money they have.. getting no where near the functionality or usability and a terribly small screen for almost twice the amount of a great Android value device.. then yeah! i'm poor as hell!

some people just want to belong and if all they have to do is pay a lot extra for an iPhone, then let them. let them continue their insecure lives in a bubble of illusion! ;)

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