We May Own Mobile Phones, But We Still Sit At Home

You’d think cell phones would have freed us up to do whatever we wanted, wherever we wanted since we no longer have to wait at home for the land-line to ring. Well, a study by researchers at Northeastern University found that most cell phone users stay within a 37-mile radius of their home, and almost half of them remained within a six-mile circle. Now, this study was conducted outside the U.S. because the FCC would never allow access to cell phone tower info, so perhaps we move around more than other people, but probably not. Even on a good day, the most I travel is 12 miles. It might be time for a road trip. [AHN]