The research was conducted in the United States and also in many other countries around the world including Brazil, France, China, India, Indonesia, Australia and Japan giving a more global view of mobile etiquette around the world. (Click image to see larger version).
Here are some of results of the survey as reported by the Financial:
As the availability of Internet-enabled mobile devices increases, a continued awareness of how people use these devices is also on the rise. Over 80 percent of adults responding to Intel’s “Mobile Etiquette” survey wish people practiced better etiquette when using mobile devices in public, and the majority of people think mobile manners have become worse, with the exception of adults in China who are more likely than others to believe mobile manners have truly started to improve (compared to a year ago).
“In today’s society, our mobile technology is making digital sharing ubiquitous with our everyday activities, as evidenced by the findings from Intel’s latest ‘Mobile Etiquette’ survey,” said Dr. Genevieve Bell, Intel Fellow and director of user interaction and experience at Intel Labs. “What is most interesting is not necessarily how widespread our use of mobile technology has become, but how similar our reasons are for sharing, regardless of region or culture. The ability to use mobile devices to easily share information about our lives is creating a sense of connection across borders that we’re continuing to see flourish.”
“Etiquette is all about how we interact with one another, whether in person or online,” explained author and etiquette expert Anna Post of The Emily Post Institute. “The latest results from Intel’s ‘Mobile Etiquette’ survey clearly show that the question going forward won’t be if we share online, but how we share online. Mobile devices enable us to share in the moment, and etiquette helps us decide how to share and connect in ways that are positive and enhance our relationships.”
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