Recently, a new study by Intel came out, showing how we as families use mobile technology in our homes…and how we design our lives around it. The information they uncovered is pretty interesting. (And here’s a hint: Most of us think everyone else is doing it wrong.) What are the rules in your house?
Keep reading to find out about what Intel found, and tell us your family’s “mobile manners” rules in the comment section and you’ll be registered to win a prize package worth almost $250…which includes a gorgeous Epiphanie Clover laptop bag (the newest design from the super-hot Epiphanie), a “Great Get-Togethers book” by Anna Post, and letterpress stationery from Paperwheel Press. Leave a comment before midnight EST this Friday, April 29th, because the contest closes then (I really hope you win!)
How does your family’s style jive with modern technology? Meaning, do you guys allow mobile devices in the family room? In kids bedrooms? At the dinner table? If you think about it, the way we’re now designing social rules around mobile devices in the home is similar to the way our grandparents defined how the family would interact with the television.
Recently, my friend Laura heard Genevieve Bell, and Intel Fellow, speak about this at South By Southwest in Austin and Anna Post of the Emily Post Institute (and granddaughter of Emily Post) talk about this at Mom 2.0 Summit last week. The reality is, even though the concept of mobile devices is relatively new…smart phone are only 8 years old…a whopping 91% of Americans have a cell phone, laptop or tablet in their homes. And we just haven’t completely figured out how to best integrate them into our family.
A new survey from Intel shows that one in five adults checks their mobile device before getting out of bed in the morning. Also, 92% of people wish people practiced better etiquette when using mobile devices. But only 19% of people admit to poor mobile behavior. (You can see the entire survey results here).
So what about you?
What’s your family’s smart-phone style?
Tell us your rules (or lack of rules), or just vent what you don’t like to see, and you’ll be registered to win this cool “mobile manners” prize package from Intel… a gorgeous Epiphanie Clover laptop bag (the newest design from the super-hot Epiphanie), a “Great Get-Togethers book” by Anna Post, and letterpress stationery from Paperwheel Press.
Leave a comment before midnight EST this Friday, April 29th, and tell us what your mobile manners style is. We want to know! (And we want you to win this awesome bag and prize package worth almost $250.)