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As the availability of mobile devices (smartphones, laptops, tablets, and Ultrabook systems) increases, a continued awareness of how people use their devices is also on the rise. Additionally, as technology continues to evolve, the ability to create, share and consume information is becoming more and more abundant. Intel’s 2012 “Mobile Etiquette” survey evaluated the current state of U.S. mobile manners (compared to previous surveys commissioned by Intel in 2009 and 2011) and examined how U.S. adults share and consume information online and how certain digital sharing behaviors impact culture and relationships. A follow-up survey was conducted in seven additional countries (Australia, Brazil, China, France, India, Indonesia and Japan) to gain a global perspective on the current state of mobile etiquette and digital sharing.

Mobile Etiquette 2012



According to Intel’s 2012 “Mobile Etiquette” survey, 90 percent of U.S. adults think others share too much information online, and 23 percent of U.S. adults said that the sharing of touchy subjects—such as politics—is a pet peeve for them.




According to Intel’s 2012 “Mobile Etiquette” survey, an overwhelming majority of U.S. adults (85 percent) share information online, with one-quarter of U.S. adults sharing information at least once a day.


According to Intel’s 2012 “Mobile Etiquette” survey, 9 out of 10 U.S. adults believe that people share too much information about themselves online.

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