Mobile Phone Etiquette Dimishing

Aron Schatz
February 28, 2011
Tags Mobile

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It used to be the lone guy in the movie theater that leaves his cell phone on and it rings during the movie... Now, it's all over the place. People just don't seem to care about anyone else but themselves when it comes to mobile phone use. Surprised? Not likely.


While connectivity at one's fingertips has enabled people be more productive, how people use technology in the presence of others can lead to frustration. The majority of U.S. adults surveyed (92 percent) agree that they wish people practiced better etiquette when it comes to using their mobile devices in public areas. Roughly one in five adults (19 percent) admits to poor mobile behavior but continues the behavior because everyone else is doing it.

The desire to be more connected to family, friends and co-workers, combined with devices that are "always on," contributes to an innate need to have mobile devices available all day, every day, from early morning to late night. In fact, one in five adults admits to checking their mobile device before they get out of bed in the morning.

I guess this also depends on the type of phone you use. I still have a first generation Storm. The less I use it, the better.



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