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closely followed by "Pope suspected to believe in God"
A new study of US teenagers puts mobile phones into the hands of 91 per cent of 17-year-old girls, while only 78 per cent of their male compatriots can make a mobile call. The study comes from MultiMedia Intelligence, working with Experian, and draws on data from interviews, consumer surveys and handset usage databases, …
We had a theatre open day recently, and due to the very real dangers of the place backstage, we made sure everyone knew Children Must Be Accompanied. Some kids were running round on their own; I challenged them, and they said, "oh it's okay, our parents are waiting outside, and we've got our mobiles".
Great - the mobile can stop them falling down a ladder then. In a building that has no network signal.
Why does it take a scientific study to figure out what every self-respecting todger dragger already knows? My wife occupies 90% of the talking time in our house, and she's not even American. The article's title might as well be "Girls love to talk: Bloody Obvious".
Paris, 'cause she wouldn't carry a (very hackable) mobe if she can't talk on it.
Perhaps a hypothesis: when boys turn 13 and are first seen as true teenagers (and thus why it doesn't happen at 14 or 15 a lot), parents give them a phone to help keep an ear on them as they start to roam more. As for 16, that's the legal driving age in most of the USA, so again it becomes a check and balance when a teen behind the wheel starts to roam even further.
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