In December 2010, Intel sponsored a two-month survey of mobile users, ages 18 and older, on the quality of mobile manners. Out of the 2,000 people surveyed, 75% of people believed mobile etiquette had worsened since 2009.

Mobile offenses include:

  • Texting while driving
  • Talking loudly in public
  • Use in movie theaters

Respondents admit to having poor mobile habits, but continue to engage in the activities because other people do it too. Genevieve Bell, an Intel researcher on human interactions said, “New technologies are becoming mainstay in consumers’ lives.” The issue was brought up at the Mobile World Congress recently; to read more about the current mobile issues, please visit the site at

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