digital yellow pages or old fashioned phone book yellow pages?

United States
April 23, 2010 3:06am CST
i love that i can google or go to yellowbook.com or other sites and find something in seconds but it just isnt the same as looking in a regular paper book yellow pages where there are ads that have extra info. i dont like how the ads show up on the sites.. most of the time thinking that its just a regular junk ad banner etc.. but of course im a save the trees girl so i guess i will eventually give up the paper for digital but i will miss it!! do you like digital or regular paper yellow pages?
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@shamsta19 (3232)
• United States
23 Apr 10
It's funny I just finished a temp job where we had to deliver the Verizon phone books in our neighborhood. I honestly don't know of a larger source of wasted paper and plastic that exist anywhere!! Not to mention there were about 120,000 books in that warehouse and sooo many people kept telling me they already had a phone book. Not to mention, AT&T, HTC, and Verizon all have different phone books. They also have people handing out their publications. That's over 300,000 books!!! 300,000 plastic bags and a lot of trees wasted. Most people use the internet now anyway, or are just fine with one book a year. I just thought it was such a waste of paper to print all those books but I guess someone has to do it. And yes I still use the phone book, when necessary. With the internet and all the apps on our phones nowadays it just as necessary anymore but it does still have a purpose... for now...
• United States
12 Jul 10
yeah i get several different kinds too.. the yellow book.. the REAL yellow pages (whos the fake one??) and then a separate white ones
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@shamsta19 (3232)
• United States
24 Jan 11
Hey just saw this thanks for the bestie!!
@neildc (16961)
• Philippines
26 Apr 10
i think i go for the old fashioned yellow book. i don't think everyone has an access to the internet. and even me, i don't have the regular internet to make a search of a number in the digital yellow pages.
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• United States
12 Jul 10
thats true i guess i shouldnt assume people have the internet so easily available
@Opal26 (17694)
• United States
24 Apr 10
Hey moonlit! I guess it would depend! Sometimes when I am looking for something online I just can't get what I want to find! I sometimes find that it is easier to look it up the old fashioned way which really annoys me because that is so not easy either! I have become so computer reliant that anything that I have to do that isn't on the computer really makes my upset and angry! I do sometimes have trouble with the online Yellow and White Pages! I wish that it would be more simple and reliant, but there seems to be a glitch somewhere! And also when I use the 411 of my telephone provider that is even worse! I wish technology would just get it's act altogether already!
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• United States
12 Jul 10
me too!
@jillhill (37354)
• United States
23 Apr 10
digital...sometimes in a regular directory you can't find what you are looking for.....digital....anytime.
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@mentalward (14716)
• United States
23 Apr 10
I prefer looking things up online if I need an address or phone number of a business. I recycle and those phone books are HEAVY so every time we get a new one, the old one goes to the recycling center. As far as books (novels) go, though, I prefer holding a book in my hands and reading it than doing that e-book thing. I can concentrate on what I'm reading much better if it's not online. But, I do one thing that does save trees: I normally buy my books from a second-hand store rather than buying them new. I make a trip to Goodwill or Salvation Army about once a month to see what books they have. Apart from the books I want to keep, they go back to a second-hand store when I'm finished with them.
• United States
12 Jul 10
thats a good way to save trees but not give up the physical book!!
@beachdune (908)
• India
23 Apr 10
It is the digital that is always better as you don't have to flip through many pages to find a contact. Just type it and ,Lo ! you are given with the search results. That's it.
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• United States
12 Jul 10
sometimes i dont get as many results it seems or maybe im just using the wrong keywords for the things i want
• Philippines
23 Apr 10
I do it the old fashioned way. I think it is due to habit. I think it is also because the internet doesn't contain everything.
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• Canada
3 May 10
If I can find it on line, I will.
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