UAE mobile users want code of conduct

Intel survey shows annoying mobile phone users should follow etiquette

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UAE mobile users want code of conduct Talking loudly in public and losing awareness of others while talking on a phone were among the most irritating mobile phone habits.
By  Mark Sutton Published  July 12, 2011

A new study from Intel shows that 70% of people in the UAE would welcome a code of conduct for mobile phone use.

The Mobile Etiquette survey found that 42% of respondents had been frustrated or stressed by someone else's inconsiderate or rude use of a mobile phone.

Top peeves reported were using a mobile while driving (71%), talking loudly on a mobile in public (62%), and losing awareness of surroundings or conversations while texting or typing (54%).

The survey of 500 people in the UAE found that mobile use is ubiquitous across the country, with most people using their phone extensively through out the day. Thirty-one percent of respondents said they check their mobile phone before getting out of bed in the morning, while 43% check their social media status on a mobile device three to four times per day.

Nassir Nauthoa, Intel general manager for the GCC commented: "The research shows that people's tolerance levels are rising and the use of mobile devices is now so pervasive in our society that 70% of respondents felt it's necessary to have its own code of conduct. It is a difficult phenomenon to regulate as people's feelings and emotions are involved. After all, these devices enable us to keep in touch not just with friends and family, but also with a wider community of ‘kindred spirits'. When we look at the survey data and begin to understand the frustrations - and in some cases confusion - around how mobile devices are used, it becomes obvious that we are still at an evolutionary stage."

2707 days ago
Sujin Balakumaran

Very True, some are really irritating public when talking very very loudly on mobile. They dont consider there are people standing in the queue or others are getting disturbed. Today I was at an Embassy and a guy was soo loud on the phone, and even after the phone call, he was talking sooooooooo loudly. I just wonder, why people have to talk soo loudly.

2708 days ago

It used to be that smoking was accepted in public places and then gradually over the years the affects of secondary smoke and general antisocial aspect of smoking has driven smokers outside or into smoking zones.

Drawing a parallel to the antisocial aspects of mobile phone usage in public I expect that eventually, and maybe sooner that we think, similar restrictions will emerge for inconsiderate users.

plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose !

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