Texting Too Much?By CIOinsight | Posted 09-02-2010
However, for all the enthusiasm adults have for texting and talking on their cells, Americans have mixed feelings about the role of the mobile phone in their lives, according to the study. Most cell users report that their cell phone makes them feel safer (91 percent), and that they appreciate the way it allows them to arrange plans with family and friends (88 percent agreed). But mobile phone users also report that they get irritated when a call or text interrupts them (42 percent) and that they find it rude when others check their phones repeatedly during meetings or conversations (86 percent).
The findings come from a nationwide telephone survey of 2,252 American adults (including 744 interviewed on cell phones) conducted between April 29 and May 30.
For more, read the eWeek article, Cell Phone Culture Breeds Security, Irritation, Study Finds.