Jeff Random

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Mobile for the last minute

This article reports a study of 1,000 adults carried out by Intel and finds “nearly one in five people admitted to being unreliable about timekeeping because they had the “safety net” of a mobile.Three quarters said mobiles had made them more “flexible” when meeting friends – allowing them to arrange or cancel social gatherings at the last minute.Many said that text messaging and e-mails let them be in contact with more people and “manage” their relationships more easily,while one in five said it had improved their confidence about approaching the opposite sex for dates”.

I’m running late because of my phone

Originally from Smart Mobs at August 19, 2005, 03:55

For a few years now, my social circle has used the expression:

“If you don’t have a phone you aren’t a person”

Without the flexibility that near instant communication brings you need to block out specific times & ensuring nothing changes en route for every meeting. This raises the ‘cost’ of making plans to an unacceptable level.

Published by r8ndom, on August 19th, 2005 at 12:02 pm. Filled under: Metatheory,Mobile,PostsNo Comments

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