Brits are hypocritical over mobile phone usage in public

London: A new study has shown that though most Britons get irritated by public use of mobile phone, they continue to do so themselves.

In the Intel study of “mobile manners” almost 12,000 people across the world, were interviewed and 67 percent of European respondents voiced their annoyance against those who talk loudly over the phones in public places.

In fact the survey also revealed that 40 percent of respondents were guilty of typing in front on others.
Irrespective of all the aversion of mobile phones’ public use, most people continue with the act inconsiderately, even if they were not aware of it at the time.

Dr Genevieve Bell, Intel Fellow and Director of Interaction and Experience Research at Intel Labs said that she thought markets that had seen widespread mobile phone use were increasingly becoming aware that “they don’t need to be tended every minute of every day”.

Bell also added that while people thought their own mobile manners were “fair to good”, they “routinely rated other people’s use as appallingly bad”.

“Smartphones are no longer just devices for making calls. They are implicated in almost everything we do,” the Telegraph quoted Dr Bell as saying.

“We are still working out the right social rules; from texting your friends while on a date to Tweeting during your own wedding, societies and cultures haven’t quite sorted out how the devices will find a comfortable place in our lives.

“But it’s clear that some things will remain anti-social for generations to come,” she added.


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