Cell Phone Recycle
On the flip side, these phones may deepen rather than diminish already existing social fragmentation and cause a novel form of inequality, because without one you lack access to the new sociality. They are also biased toward young eyes and dexterous fingers, can spread rumors quickly, distract drivers and pedestrians, and cause interpersonal conflicts between callers.Whatever allure or dread may be associated with cell phones, we keep buying them. About 96 percent of Americans own one, and they replace them every year. There are over five billion subscribers worldwide. As Nielsen, the world’s leading media ratings company, crassly reports, “more Africans have access to mobile phones than to clean drinking water" http://blog.nielsen.com/nielsenwire/global/mobile-phones-dominate-in-south-africa.