Study Confirms Imminent Death Of The Paper Phone Book

Thursday, January 20, 2011 21:22
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Study Confirms Imminent Death Of The Paper Phone Book

In the last few years, if a phone book was dropped on your doorstep did you take a few days to pick it up and bring in the house? If so, you're not alone.

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Nearly 70% of adults in the U.S. "rarely or never" use the phone book, according to a recent survey conducted by Harris Interactive.

Instead, most of them (60%) use the Internet to find contact information, a number that's certain to continue to rise, especially as smart phone adoption and location-based services both grow, says Read Write Web.

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Searcy
Our phone book never even makes it in the house; it goes directly to the recycle bin. Droid phones with instant access to anything you need, including special 411-type numbers that will answer you back on any questions you may have for a small fee have made phone books obsolete.

Note: If you have children/grandchildren and you're too cheap to buy a booster seat; phone books are still good for that! Alas, you don't want them sitting on your phone or laptop. =)
searcy , January 21, 2011

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