allaboutgeorge + cellphones   10

Excerpt: ‘India Connected’ by Ravi Agrawal
It wasn’t the case only in 2012. As hundreds of millions of Indians continued to discover the internet through 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and even 2017, Sunny Leone remained the most-searched-for person in India. People simply couldn’t get enough. (Prime Minister Narendra Modi made it to No. 2 in 2014, the year he was elected, but Leone remained the clear favorite.)
india  sex  mobile  cellphones  content  censorship  privacy  online 
4 weeks ago by allaboutgeorge
Blogging For Dollars: When bloggers blog bloggers, is the result blather -- or better?
There will always be a factchecking squad on the Internet. But I think the reblogging craze will fade over time, as the Web's writers learn the deep satisfaction of telling one's own story for the first time — not repeating someone else's for the nth.
blogging  internet  journalism  technology  apple  mobile  cellphones  story  writing 
october 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Well - More People Appear to Be Cheating on Their Spouses, Studies Find - NYTimes.com
“I see a changing landscape in which the emphasis is less on the sex than it is on the openness and intimacy and the revelation of secrets. Everybody talks by cellphone and the relationship evolves because you become increasingly distant from whomever you lie to, and you become increasingly close to whomever you tell the truth to.”
marriage  love  sex  relationships  friendship  technology  identity  ethics  communication  research  polyamory  cellphones  mobile 
october 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Cellphones show we're creatures of habit - International Herald Tribune
"[P]eople hold on to their phones, and so the movement of individuals is more closely tracked than it can be with paper currency that is passed from person to person. As the researchers put it in the paper, 'Dollar bills diffuse, but humans do not.'"
news  mobile  research  money  communication  information  mapping  cellphones  geography  privacy 
june 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Buzzwatch : Knight Challenge Winners: $5.5 Million for Ideas on the Future of News
"In content, there was a significant increase in the number of people who had cellphone or cellphone-related projects. There were a notable number of projects using Drupal [an open-source content-management system]."
cellphones  drupal  journalism  media  online  news 
may 2008 by allaboutgeorge
New Bar Codes Can Talk With Your Cellphone - New York Times
“There are three things you tend to carry — your keys, your wallet and your phone. I can see something in advertising in one place, scan it with my phone and recall it later when I am shopping. Or, imagine, I can buy it using my phone.”
cellphones  public  social  marketing  magazines  architecture  presence  technology 
march 2007 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: The Internet in Hand: The Cellphone's Potential as a Search Tool Gets Tapped
"Go to the SMS feature on your phone and use your number keypad to tap in the words 'weather Atlanta." Send the message to phone number 46645, or GOOGL on most phones. Within seconds, a three-day forecast appears."
cellphones  technology  google 
may 2005 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: The Future Calls, and Mom Says Call Back
"'I said it sounds like an analog cellphone from the 80's. And there's this horrible echo when I talk. Call me later from a real phone.' And to that there was only one possible reply: 'O.K., Mom.'"
mom  technology  cellphones 
may 2005 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Think of a Number ... Come On, Think!
"We have a lot more transactions of different kinds, most of which have a very small memory component. But when you add up all of those small memory components, they turn into something big."
memory  technology  thinking  cellphones 
march 2005 by allaboutgeorge

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