No Cellphone walking lane created on Washington D.C. sidewalk as a social experiment for television

No Cellphone walking lane created on Washington D.C. sidewalk as a social experiment for television
A "No cellphone" lane has been created on a sidewalk in Washington D.C., as part of a social experiment for a television show. The show, which will air on the National Geographic Channel, wants to segregate the sidewalk with one area of concrete reserved for those who are concentrating on where they are going, with a focus on what is in front of them. The other portion of the sidewalk is for those who are constantly looking down at their smartphone screen, oblivious to others. This lane was sub-divided for texters and talkers.

The television show is tentatively titled "Mind Over Masses," and those who observed the filming said that hardly anyone observed the signage on the sidewalk, except those who stopped to take a picture of it. And of course, there were those who were too busy staring at their phones or talking or texting, to view the directions.

Secretary Irene Fadakar had the typical reaction. She noticed the division of the sidewalk at the beginning of the street. But less than a block later, she was talking on her cellphone, right in the middle of the "No cellphones allowed" lane.

There is no word when the program will be aired.

Sidewalk in Washington D.C. is marked up for a television show

Sidewalk in Washington D.C. is marked up for a television show


source: FoxNews via CNET

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20 Comments

1. gehrig

Posts: 423; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!​!!!!!!!!!!!!! Like anyone would even bother to go on the No cellphone side.

8. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

The joke of the year. Really cellphone lane? Why not put a signage that says eyes on the road not on your phone?

13. Shteeve

Posts: 9; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

And how exactly do you expect the intended audience for this sign would see it?

10. engineer-1701d unregistered

my city asked us to put large stickers on the ground asking people to look up in parking lots, and i am like are you stupid if they are looking down at the phone why would they look on the ground and read something now you want them to not pay attention. no one will care about the side walk thing since its not law and no cops will watch or care.

17. jack123

Posts: 275; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

Just to make sure nobody walk through and fall into the fountain while texting,,,, haha

2. cleat-glitch

Posts: 109; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

stop...im trying to see what cell phone she's using...lets see maybe if in larger the photo...

4. Boybawang

Posts: 204; Member since: Jun 02, 2013

Im starting to doubt about your gender. Here, It's the Background of the cellphone that catches my attention!

19. cleat-glitch

Posts: 109; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

as if im looken at the phone

5. alwin006

Posts: 7; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

The phone... of course

6. alexandrecastro

Posts: 26; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

Here you go imgur.com/wrYGsVO

7. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

Oh....S-Hit! My poor eyes.

12. engineer-1701d unregistered

good gugga mugga. just fine thats all i gotta say

16. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

Kudos to PA for the very appropriate trimming.

3. GTR722

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 20, 2012

Dem girl in the pic !!!

18. LejEndME

Posts: 2; Member since: Jul 19, 2013

look at the full pic and shut up imgur.com/wrYGsVO semi-cow size

9. ila420

Posts: 8; Member since: Apr 24, 2013

O*O baby.....

11. engineer-1701d unregistered

the hot girl in the pic has a old slide up phone i think the writer put her on because he know all guys would read it just because of the boobs. o its brazil thats why she looked almost like my ex i miss brazil

14. Aplusk

Posts: 120; Member since: Nov 10, 2013

That sidewalk in washington is intresting.

15. Aplusk

Posts: 120; Member since: Nov 10, 2013

That sidewalk in washington D.C is interesting.

20. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Hot Latina!!! I'll walk with one foot on each lane.

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