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“A good mobile phone will get you laid!” says mobile phone retailer

There are many things twitter can do – from instigating uprisings in Iran to pitchforking the latest transgressor of some unspoken rule of social media etiquette. But did you know twitter could get you laid?

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Who said romance is dead? Study reveals 140-character tweets are now the UK’s favourite way to woo a new partner

The perfect recipe for love used to be eyes meeting across a crowded room followed by hours of scintillating conversation but now it seems that stimulating chats have been replaced by 140-character tweets.

According to a new study, Twitter is now the most common way of winning over a potential new partner and has even overtaken texting and phone calls.

On average, it now takes 224 tweets, 163 text messages, 70 Facebook messages, 37 emails and 30 phone calls to seal the deal.

Source: Daily Mail, 12th September 2013

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Such is the power of social media, it seems. Of course, to get on board the Twitter Love-Train, you’ll need a nice new smartphone – fortunately, I hear there are some good deals on that kind of thing these days:

The study, which was conducted by electronics retailer PIXmania, found that within the space of a single generation, the amount of time taken for love to blossom has more than halved…

Ghadi Hobeika, marketing director of PIXmania.com, said: ‘With the nation obsessed with constantly communicating with one another, modern technology is putting the speed into speed dating and encouraging more contact between budding lovers.

‘The days of penning a simple love letter to woo your new beau are over. From flirting on Facebook to teasing on Twitter modern day lovers are increasingly embracing technology to help snare their catch.’

Oh, hey, maybe you can buy social-media-ready smartphones at PIXmania.com! Wouldn’t that be a coincidence!

“Gadgets are an important part of childrens’ lives! says gadget retailer

Times have changed since this Bad PR blogger was a wee lad, as was aptly demonstrated in the Telegraph and Daily Mail recently:

Parents punish naughty children by taking away their iPads – survey

Once naughty children would be sent to bed without any supper, but now parents have turned to confiscating their iPads and smartphones to punish them.

Eight out of ten parents with children aged 14 or under say restricting their offspring’s use of gadgets is their preferred form of discipline, a survey found.

Youngsters saw having their tablets and phones taken away as the worst method of punishment because it stopped them from communicating with their friends.

Source: The Telegraph, 12 March 2013

Technology tantrums: Dramatic rise in the number of ‘iPaddys’ when children are sent to bed without their favourite gadgets

It used to be straight to bed without supper for boys and girls who misbehaved.

But with many children now firmly attached to their electronic gadgets, parents are opting to punish them by confiscating their iPads, smartphones and portable games consoles instead.

The only problem is that more than half said their offspring have thrown a tantrum – which some refer to as ‘an iPaddy’ – after their devices are taken away from them.

Source: Daily Mail, 12 March 2013

It’s worth highlighting of course that when the Mail talks of some people referring to a technology-deprived tantrum as an iPaddy, those some people are specifically the PR people who invented this term on behalf of technology retailer Pixmania:

Even toddlers are becoming fans of cutting-edge technology, with one in ten children under four using a tablet…

…Ghadi Hobeika, marketing director of Pixmania, said there had been a “steady rise” in children being bought their own hi-tech devices, leading to new family tensions.

He said: “Gadgets such as tablets and smartphones provide both a method of communication and a form of entertainment, so when parents remove them, this becomes a double whammy.”

Or, in other words, ‘gadgets are really useful and important for children and all the other kids have them’. Rather than being a sobering warning of how children these days are hard to control, these articles are in fact a reminder to parents of the plethora of technological gadgets out there, and where they can get their hands on such a product.

Sent via your baby sister’s iPad.