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No Internet For You

Who Uses Twitter? Well, Not Many People Who Live in the Boonies

Seriously, just try getting a signal. Not gonna happen. (flickr.com/ladytaz)

Oh the times, oh the customs! The data junkies at the Pew Research Council are back with another Internet & American Life dispatch, and it looks like you all are pretty enthusiastic about Twitter. Your country cousins? Not so much.

According to a phone survey conducted in February, 19 percent of urbanites use Twitter, compared to 14 percent of suburbanites and a mere 8 percent of those dwelling in rural areas. If we might introduce a little anecdotal evidence, those numbers are no surprise to this Betabeat reporter, who just spent a weekend in a patch of rural Georgia with neither cell phone service nor reliable high-speed Internet. It’s peaceful until you’re on deadline. New York City just thinks its connectivity problems are bad–try working on a temperamental satellite linkup. Read More