Remember when landline phones used to be all the rage?
People would chat for hours about, oh, this and that. They didn’t text. They didn’t Snapchat. People loved their landlines.
Turns out, people still do. Well, some people anyway.
Around 28 percent of landline-owning respondents to a recent Pew study say it would be “very hard” to give up their landline.” Granted it’s only 17 percent of the overall population, but still—interesting that anyone would find that difficult.
Fifteen years ago, 96 percent of respondents would have found it “very hard” to give up that landline.
Interesting to note, however, that only 11 percent of respondents would find it very hard to give up social media. Looks like most of us couldn’t care less if we didn’t have to look at another picture of our acquaintances’ kids.
However, the most popular technologies are those that give people access to social media. About 53 percent of respondents said it would be very hard to give up their Internet connections, while 49 percent said they’d have a tough time without their smartphones or cell phones.
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