Feeds

Only one in seven switch off their phones during sex

Leave on vibrate?

Security for virtualized datacentres

A survey into Brit's MobileLifestyles™ has revealed a paltry 14 per cent have the courtesy to switch off during sex with their partner, lest they get a txt msg from their m8 asking if they fncy a pnt.

More than one fifth of the 18 to 24 year old category, or the Generation Mobile tribe to give them their approved marketing wonk's moniker, have ditched someone or been sent to Dumpsville themselves via SMS.

In fact, the study by Carphone Warehouse and the London School of Economics found texting has usurped voice calling as the main thing people use their phones for. The all-conquering rise of the mobile phone is illustrated by the shocking finding that young adults place it above even television as the most revered bit of electrical kit.

According to Carphone Warehouse boss Charles Dunstone, mobiles have become "the social glue that connects us". Unless you've had your social glue nicked, that is: overall one in 10 say they've had a phone stolen, with the rate among young women almost double that.

We wonder if that statistic is related to another uncovered by the survey though. More than half of young women said they get their phone out to ward off unwanted approaches from men. Although a super-sassy move, it's an approach unlikely to ward of a mobile phone thief...

"In our fragmented society, mobile phones have become the new garden fence, the new village green," Dunstone continued, presumably implying the old garden fence has been knocked down by a crack-honking joyrider, and everyone else is ASBO-slapped to within an inch of borstal, so we're not allowed on the village green any more.

More details for Strategy Boutiques, futurologists, and the unemployed are available at the Flashtastic Mobile Life website here. Txt u l8r.®

Bootnote

Most worryingly for we at Vulture Central, camera phones are facilitating a rise in would-be citizen journalists, with more than a third of the 16,500 questioned claiming they would be Johnny on the Spot, recording the news if the opportunity presented itself. We got the benefit of this too recently though, when thanks to reader Phil Jones, we got the only picture of lanky pornographer/rapper Snoop Dogg and posse poised to smash the shizzle out of Heathrow.

Intelligent flash storage arrays

More from The Register

next story
Of COURSE Stephen Elop's to blame for Nokia woes, says author
'Google did have some unique propositions for Nokia'
FCC, Google cast eye over millimetre wireless
The smaller the wave, the bigger 5G's chances of success
It's even GRIMMER up North after MEGA SKY BROADBAND OUTAGE
By 'eck! Eccles cake production thrown into jeopardy
Mobile coverage on trains really is pants
You thought it was just *insert your provider here*, but now we have numbers
Don't mess with Texas ('cos it's getting Google Fiber and you're not)
A bit late, but company says 1Gbps Austin network almost ready to compete with AT&T
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
Three 1TB solid state scorchers up for grabs
Big SSDs can be expensive but think big and think free because you could be the lucky winner of one of three 1TB Samsung SSD 840 EVO drives that we’re giving away worth over £300 apiece.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.