Intel Survey: People Too Open With Info In Digital Age

  • People need to put more thought into posting
  • Pet peeve is people sharing every detail of their life
  • Vast majority recognise the lasting impact of posting online

A study commissioned by processor manufacturer, Intel , on the state of mobile etiquette and digital sharing, found that the majority of adults and teen

  • People need to put more thought into posting
  • Pet peeve is people sharing every detail of their life
  • Vast majority recognise the lasting impact of posting online

A study commissioned by processor manufacturer, Intel , on the state of mobile etiquette and digital sharing, found that the majority of adults and teens feel better connected to family and friends.

However, a huge majority of respondents think others divulge too much information about themselves online, with over 85 percent  of respondents saying that they wish people thought more about how others will perceive them when sharing information online.

The survey examined the current state of mobile etiquette and evaluated how adults and teens share and consume information online and how digital sharing impacts culture and relationships.  

Intel says it commissioned the survey because it wants to understand how consumers are using their mobile devices, how they create, share and consume information online and how it impacts their lives and personal relationships. These insights help drive Intel innovation and development of new technologies that aim to enhance the overall mobile experience.

Highlights of the survey include:

  • Ninety-two per cent of adults and 84 per cent of teens in Australia believe that people divulge too much information about themselves online.
  • Over half of adults in Australia (56 per cent) report that one of their top online sharing pet peeves is people who post about every detail of their life.
  • Eighty-five per cent of teens in Australia who share recognise the lasting impact of sharing personal information online.
  • Over a quarter of teens in Australia (26 per cent) report they have kept up with the lives of ex-girlfriends or ex-boyfriends with information they find online.

For a more detailed examination of the study, plus information on other country that participated in the survey, click here.   http://www.mobileetiquette.com/

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