I Love You, Honey, But Not As Much As The Internet (or Twitter)

from the how-sweet dept

An in-no-way-biased survey from a German broadband trade group says that 84 percent of German twentysomethings would rather give up their partner or a car than their internet connection. No word on the breakdown of that 84 percent between partner and car, but given the fantastic experiences I've had on German public transport, I've got to imagine cars are probably much easier to give up. Although if you ditch your partner, you can always find a new one online, though just eight percent of respondents said they'd done so. Don't buy it? Just check out the travails of recently split up celebrity couple Jennifer Aniston and John Mayer. Apparently she dumped him because Mayer would make time for Twitter, but not for her.

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  1. identicon
    Anonymous Coward, Mar 24th, 2009 @ 4:25pm

    Was the survey done by the same people that discovered that 80% of German males have slept with their best friend?

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    shanoboy (profile), Mar 24th, 2009 @ 7:05pm

    I have to say, I almost agree! In fact, I'd give up my computer before I gave up my broadband!

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  3. identicon
    Henry Mu, Mar 25th, 2009 @ 3:52am


    Without providing either the survey methodology or referencing the source for this article, it's as bad as the sort of reasoning that is usually criticized by techdirt.

    Show your readers a little more respect, please.


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    Tgeigs, Mar 25th, 2009 @ 6:19am


    No no no, you got the Mayer/Aniston thing wrong. She said he was twittering himself, which is something completely different, I can assure you.

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    Steven Gasperino, Mar 25th, 2009 @ 6:20am

    German Broadband

    Seriously? Germany's internet connections aren't exactly amazing anyways, except perhaps in a few limited areas. When I lived there (as a US military member) I cancelled my DSL account with T-Com for a five-month deployment. When I got back, there was a waiting list for DSL in my town... this being a 384 kbps connection that cost around 50 EUR (just under US$70) per month, limited to around 5 GB/month of traffic. I ended up getting HSDPA through O2, for half the cost, with higher speed, and no monthly limit.

    To me, it's kind of sad when the cellular option is faster and cheaper than the landline can offer.

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  6. identicon
    Love Gift, Mar 26th, 2009 @ 12:29am

    Love ...

    Love is tough so give love a gift

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  7. identicon
    Maria MacManus, Mar 28th, 2009 @ 1:59pm

    There is no place like home

    Home is unique for all the fathers who has a good heart,
    and there is no place like home specially if your partner is wonderful person.

    I believe people realize that technology is not real for our real life,technology is just for your dream came true to having your success and bringing into life and to socializing people meet everywhere .

    But still ! You is you are,! Every people living in this planet is has own originality character.

    But if you are still in a good mind you not gonna forget your love one who is been with you from your ups and down.

    Person who is doing this article could be has a problem of their mind or enjoying adultery matters in their life for just a short time happiness.

    Please do not feel sorry for your self if you made a mistake like this article,there is always hope and a bright future for the people who made a mistake in their life.

    So ! keep up the good work Techonolgy man :)

    by Maria MacManus

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  8. identicon
    Love Quotes, May 29th, 2013 @ 1:25pm

    love quotes

    People now just love social networks, whatever happen, before doing anything they tweet and FB it, even when there is earthquake.

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