Blackberry users

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    Nov 16, 2010 3:52 PM GMT
    I have noticed that the majority of people that have a blackberry are extremely annoying and rude. In fact guys are even worse with the texting-all-day thing and because of this it is really hard to have a regular conversation. Is this only in canada? or is it just me?
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    Nov 16, 2010 4:05 PM GMT
    Tell them to pony up some cash and get a plan that lets them talk.
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    Nov 16, 2010 4:10 PM GMT
    The upside of the texting-all-day-thing is that it quiets down a lot of avid cell phone users, which means you can actually catch a snooze on early morning train commutes. Relatedly, I recently reunited with an old friend at a crowded Barnes & Noble cafe in the Citicorp Center at 53rd St. and 2nd Ave. in Manhattan because it was mutually convenient (turned out that both of us had made a practice of dismissing coffeehouses as pretentious and between us had visited a "Starbucks" maybe six times). About 90 minutes into our discussion I pointed out that the art of the conversation was dying because for that past hour not a single person at the surrounding tables had uttered a word; they were all on their blackberries, laptops, or reading, utterly self-absorbed and oblivious. He mentioned the same behavior on subways, remarking that the devices made this generation (he's sixty; a lawyer, professor and politico) incapable of contemplative thought. While I felt the pathos of folk needing to be alone in a crowd I also found it ironic.
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    Nov 16, 2010 6:42 PM GMT
    I dunno. The same could be said about any cell phone user really.

    But I have a most likely explanation about BB users texting so much. The BB Messenger is the texting feature that's built-in to the Blackberry service. So there is no extra charge. While iphone/Palm/WinMo/Razr users do have to pay extra for text messaging.
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    Nov 16, 2010 6:50 PM GMT
    I notice you are from regina, which makes me laugh. ONly because canadian use more blackberries per capita than Americans. I know that in highschool I was one of about 30 kids in my graduating class of 400 who didn't have one. I now do. I can't say that they are all so terrible, because everyoen has them, and everyone is not terrible.

    And really, I only text when calling is unavailable.

    Though I have noticed, it's msotly, if not only, the 40+ crowd who says we are losing the art of conversation. I want to ask, what art? When my parents have dinners, I dont see the under 30 crowd any less capable of holding meaningful conversations. I really don't see any of my peers at university any less thought provoking or pensive.

    How does one notice that we are losing this "articon_confused.gif
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    Nov 17, 2010 12:55 AM GMT
    I live in Canada

    I have a Blackberry

    I am rude.

    Yup, you're right.

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    Nov 17, 2010 12:57 AM GMT
    i love my blackberry, and im nice to pretty much anyone.

    i may text all the time but i can still carry a conversion while texting but if i am having a conversation i will generally put my phone down.
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    Nov 17, 2010 1:00 AM GMT
    Tazo995 saidI live in Canada

    I have a Blackberry

    I am rude.

    Yup, you're right.

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    ditto
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    Nov 17, 2010 1:08 AM GMT
    eagermuscle saidThe upside of the texting-all-day-thing is that it quiets down a lot of avid cell phone users,


    Great point. I'd much rather be around a crowd of people quietly texting than a crowd talking loudly on their cell phones!
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    Nov 17, 2010 4:59 AM GMT
    i know what you mean. i am on my blackberry all the time. there are soo many things on it: work emails, personal emails, BBM, text messages, face book notifications. What makes it worst is that I can type really quickly on my keypad so I don't hold back on writing an entire email. oh and i check in to places on Foursquare..

    isnt RIM a canadian company?
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    Nov 18, 2010 9:26 PM GMT
    i'm only rude because i HATE my BB. It drives me either suicidal or murderous.

    it's the fucking trackball ... HATE IT, hate it. hate it.
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    Nov 18, 2010 9:32 PM GMT
    I have a Blackberry, but have never been particularly impressed with it and it spends most of the day in my pocket. I'm not sure if that makes me extremely annoying and rude or not.
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    Nov 18, 2010 9:44 PM GMT
    Everyone I know with a Blackberry are great people. I think the rude ones are people who have iPhones.

    And I actually prefer to talk on the phone, texting is too limited to actually have a good conversation.
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    Nov 18, 2010 9:47 PM GMT
    My BlackBerry is pretty much attached to my hand at all times...but I'm not sure that the phone itself is what makes me an asshole. icon_razz.gif
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    Nov 18, 2010 10:10 PM GMT
    i got a bb and i wouldnt say im rude. oh yeah im canadian
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    Nov 18, 2010 10:29 PM GMT
    I don't currently have a BlackBerry per se, but I do own a smartphone. I used to talk on the phone all the time once upon a time. Now, I simply text (a lot) because I find it efficient and less disruptive to me and others around me. I can text while on taxis, the subways (when going above ground), or while getting a cup of coffee. I only use voice for discussing complex matters or for anything related to work.

    I would hardly consider myself rude or impatient. Use of a BlackBerry or smartphone or preference for texting does not make one rude. Nonetheless, my observation is that there are plenty of very loud, obnoxious people on the subway (and other places) screaming into their cellphones for hours.

    Let's not blame devices for anyone's lack of manners.
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    Nov 18, 2010 10:36 PM GMT
    tallcanuck said
    Tazo995 saidI live in Canada

    I have a Blackberry

    I am rude.

    Yup, you're right.

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    ditto



    HA!!! I'm only rude if you interrupt my bbm conversation with stupid questions...otherwise I am quite pleasant haha
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    Nov 18, 2010 10:39 PM GMT
    black berry users are so 2008
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    Nov 18, 2010 10:48 PM GMT
    charlitos saidblack berry users are so 2008


    correction: "crapberry" users... icon_wink.gif
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    Nov 22, 2010 9:36 PM GMT
    Tazo995 saidI live in Canada

    I have a Blackberry

    I am rude.

    Yup, you're right.

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    Honest guy very rare hahah
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    Nov 22, 2010 9:46 PM GMT
    I wonder if one day we'll all just give up speaking cos it's like too much effort.