Antisocial mobile phone use: introducing social mobiles

Always-on mobile devices need supporting etiquette. A few years back The Economist ran a short article “Think before you talk” on how Ideo (the designers behind the Palm Pilot and Microsoft Mouse) developed 5 prototype “social mobiles”.....

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These mobile phones known as SoMo's attempt to modify their user’s behavior to make them less disruptive.

Click here to view an excellent web presentation on the 5 SoMos.

Other technologies like VoIP and IM can be equally disruptive and intrusive - its prompted me to draft my POLite Intrusive Technology Etiquette (PoLITE for short) a discussion starter of which you can find here.


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Curious if you have expanded your intrusive communications framework to address new technologies like inter-communication methods in social networking sites and Twitter-like comm sessions? Also, since you originally crafted that framework, do you think that any of the proposed rights, obligations & expectations of the respective parties have changed.

 


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