| Jul 30, 2010
I read the news today Oh boy! OMG! WATT! WTMI and still too BIG to TWEET
Your Cell Phone is likely to be 18 Times
dirtier than a Toilet Handle
Yep. Fox News reports that a study out of the UK published by Which? magazine last week looked at 30 cell phones for levels of harmful bacteria - the total visable bateria count or "TVC" as it's known. High TVC counts don't necessarily mean things are immediately harmful - usually it's just means bad hygiene. Huh?
The tests also found E. coli and staphylococcus aureus, among other food poisoning bugs, but at safe levels. There was also 170 times the acceptable level of the bacteria associated with human waste, fecal coliforms.
“People need to be mindful of that by observing good hygiene themselves and among others who they pass the phone to...”
The results showed that 25% of the phones tested had 10 times the acceptable level of TVC.
That's 18 times the levels found on a typical British public toilet handle. Eweh!
"Honey? Did you just drop your phone?"
By the way 2 Brits invented the loo almost simultaneously and lived only miles apart. I know you'll agree that the WC is one of history's great discontinuous innovations.
Thanks to Thomas Crapper (no kidding) and...
You do know who the other guy was, don't you?
We'll soon see a round of new TV ads from P&G for the new Clorox Cell Phone Wipes in handy pocket sized containers.
"Honey I told you. Never Lend your Phone without a Wipe."
Apparently showing pictures to friends on your cell is a likely way to contaminate it according to the Which? mag report and their spokeperson. What do they do there all day?
But maybe we have other serious sewer issues or not... I do hope you are still with me.
Speaking of Dirty Phones
The US porn industry is also going to try and strike it rich on the back of the latest Apple iPhone 4. They are seriously gearing up to adopt Apple's latest technology. Huh?
Ya see... Apple's Facetime feature apparently allows for a whole new level of personal exposure. The increased privacy offered by the personal cell phones coupled with on-board video conferencing is a major opportunity for the porn community (Huh?). It's a salable play as they say.
In five US cities porn companies are reported to be recruiting models via Craig's List to provide this new iPhone 4 service. Many are offering free iPhone 4s to prospects as a lure in the online ads. Steve Jobs can be commended for attempting to keep porn off and out of of Apple's offerings up to now. (I guess music doesn't really count does it?)
But now the gloves are coming off. Baby. Maybe a whole lot More too...
Me...Previously, I was a bit worried about my next mandatory visit to a public john (I do love coffee.).
Now I really concerned...What More is going to be going on in there?
Hey wait a minute...
3+ Million People Can Now Drive Around
and Do What?
I have to put down the phone and get back to work.
I can't drive and write this post anymore.
"Sir, Get out of the car. Step away from the phone."
But officer it's just my Bum... I mean me Mum...
100,000 Facebook users can't be all wrong. I hear they got real exposure today.
Now they can all be seen and you can call them on their iPhone too.
What Are They Thinking?