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People Would Rather Give Up Facebook Than Their Landlines?


The media generally makes it seem like Americans are all technological superstars.  We all have six or seven social media profiles, we stream everything instead of paying for cable, and we all know how to code apps.
 
Here's the reality check.  We're WAY simpler than that.  Here are four results from a new Pew survey that found JUST how much we're still clinging to our legacy technology.
 
1.  28% of people with a landline phone say it would be VERY HARD to give up their landline.  Only 11% of people say it would be very hard to give up social media.
 
2.  19% of Americans say they don't use computers.  That's about one in five.  And yes, older people skew that, since 44% don't use computers . . . but 11% of people 18-to-29 also don't use computers.
 
3.  10% of Americans still don't own a cell phone.  Yes, that's one in 10.
 
4.  Only 58% of Americans have a smart phone.  32% still use an old-fashioned phone.  (Pew Internet)
 

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