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You Can Take My Facebook, But Keep Your Hands Off My Landline

If you take a look at society it’s easy to assume that we’re all pretty much techno geeks.

Let’s face it, practically everybody you seem to encounter on a daily basis has either a smart phone or some kind of tablet. Most people appear to be addicted Facebook and Twitter. A ton of people seem to stream everything instead of paying for cable, and we all know how to code apps. Don’t we?

Well, not so fast! It’s time for a reality check. According to a new Pew survey, most of us are way simpler than that.

28% of the people who took the survey still admitted to having a landline phone, and also said it would be very difficult to give up that landline. While only 11% say it would be very hard to stop using social media.

Believe it or not, there’s still nearly 20% of Americans that still don’t even use computers. That’s about one in five. And yes, older people are skewing that number, since 44% of elderly people don’t use computers. But there is also an astounding 11% of people 18 to 29 that still haven’t joined the digital age yet too.

Almost 60% of Americans do have a smart phone, while 10% of us still haven’t even purchased a cell phone yet, much less a smart phone. In case you’re wondering, that’s one in 10 people.

And all this time, I was under the impression that my uncle Kermit was the only person left without a cell phone. As a matter of fact, I believe Kermit is still shinning up a telephone pole to make a call. And no, in case you’re wondering, he doesn’t live in Hooterville, but it’s close.

Source: Pew Internet

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