Whites Lag Behind In Affording Hi Tech

Whites Lag Behind In Affording Hi Tech

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THE TIME HAS COME

Brooklyn, NY

#1 Sep 23, 2012
Digital divided: Whites are lagging in smartphone usage
By CHRISTINE PARKER
Last Updated: 10:56 AM, September 23, 2012
Posted: 10:46 PM, September 22, 2012
After all the hoopla, the Apple’s iPhone debut on Friday more than lived up to expectations, with analysts estimating as many as 10 million sales by tomorrow and more than 130 million by the end of the year..

But there is a surprising quirk in the numbers.

More than half of American mobile subscribers — 55.5 percent — are now owners of smartphones of all types, but for white people, the numbers make up just 45 percent, the lowest of any ethnic group, new findings from Nielsen show.

Sixty-six percent of Asians, 56 percent of Hispanics and 55 percent of African-Americans use smartphones to check e-mail, play games and surf the Web.

The report seems surprising in light of data showing a widening economic gap between whites and minorities.

One explanation for the higher smartphone penetration among minorities can be attributed to age. More young people buy smartphones than older people do — 66 percent of those ages 18 to 29 own them, compared with just 11 percent of those over 65. While the young minority population is quickly growing, 85 percent of the 40 million Americans over 65 are white.

The need to own a smartphone among young people, dubbed “digital natives,” is so great that even the majority of those making less than $15,000 a year have one, according to Nielsen.

“It’s become as necessary to your life as owning a car used to be,” said Thelma Young, a graduate student at The New School, who referred to a study in which the majority of teenagers said they’d rather give up their sense of smell than their cellphone.

Young researched Internet access among Native Americans and other ethnicities, and found that minorities who can’t afford home Internet access often substitute it with smartphones.

“A lot of minorities can’t afford Internet in their home. Since they’re already paying a phone bill, they rely heavily on their smartphones to jump over the digital divide,” she said.

In 2011, 66 percent of white American adults had a high-speed broadband connection at home, compared with 51 percent of Hispanics and 49 percent of blacks, according to the Pew Internet and American Life Project. A soaring 80 percent of Asian-Americans, who have the highest income of any ethnic group in the country, had broadband at home!!!
RayH

Guangzhou, China

#2 Sep 23, 2012
A sign of aging population among the European-Americans.
RayH

Guangzhou, China

#3 Sep 23, 2012
Just lucky their numbers are not shrinking yet, like in many EU countries. It's flat growth.
HAVES AND HAVE NOTS

Brooklyn, NY

#4 Sep 23, 2012
Asian Americans have the highest disposable income of all racial/ethnic groups.

The ever widening divide between the haves and have nots is becoming crystal clear.
Snowflake

San Francisco, CA

#5 Sep 25, 2012
Americans of Jewish descent have the highest disposable income four times higher than Asians. But they are labeled as an ethnic group but as a religious group. 65% of the Fortune 1000 CEOs are Jewish.
RayH

Guangzhou, China

#6 Sep 25, 2012
Snowflake wrote:
Americans of Jewish descent have the highest disposable income four times higher than Asians. But they are labeled as an ethnic group but as a religious group. 65% of the Fortune 1000 CEOs are Jewish.
Israel is in Asia.
RayH

Guangzhou, China

#7 Sep 25, 2012
So, Jews are Asian-Americans. Ha ha.
THIS IS TRUE

Brooklyn, NY

#9 Sep 25, 2012
Snowflake wrote:
Americans of Jewish descent have the highest disposable income four times higher than Asians. But they are labeled as an ethnic group but as a religious group. 65% of the Fortune 1000 CEOs are Jewish.
I've worked on Wall St Before. So it's more like 93% Jews. Every type from Zionist to orthodox to Russian, Lithuanian, Christian Jews, Israeli, you name it. Place is crawling with Jews. I can spot em a mile away.
RESISTANCE IS FUTILE

Richmond, Canada

#10 Sep 25, 2012
Jews and their nepotism...
Wo ba shi Li Gang

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

#12 Sep 27, 2012
RESISTANCE IS FUTILE wrote:
Jews and their nepotism...
Jews and their nepotism?! China and guanxi? The biggest system of croneyism the world has ever seen?

I apologize for calling you an old fart. I am one, and if you care about that fishing area in the Phillipines so much, then perhaps it is indeed very important.

Good luck!
RESISTANCE IS FUTILE

Richmond, Canada

#14 Sep 27, 2012
Wo ba shi Li Gang wrote:
<quoted text>
Jews and their nepotism?! China and guanxi? The biggest system of croneyism the world has ever seen?
I apologize for calling you an old fart. I am one, and if you care about that fishing area in the Phillipines so much, then perhaps it is indeed very important.
Good luck!
Scottish crybaby needs to worry about getting his country back from the Brits...

William Wallace was a fraud movie....

as you are still under the influence and the UK banner
RESISTANCE IS FUTILE

Richmond, Canada

#15 Sep 27, 2012
Wo ba shi Li Gang wrote:
<quoted text>
Jews and their nepotism?! China and guanxi? The biggest system of croneyism the world has ever seen?
I apologize for calling you an old fart. I am one, and if you care about that fishing area in the Phillipines so much, then perhaps it is indeed very important.
Good luck!
btw were talking about Jews here...

that yellow fever must be very heavy on you...

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