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Yell hell: cellphone survey

2010-03-19

Yell hell: cellphone behaviour and etiquette surveyThis week, Intel released the results from a survey it commissioned from Harris Interactive, which asked over 2,000 adults in the US about their opinions on how people use mobile phones in public, including their own cellphone behaviors.
Film and Media Professor Sidney Eve Matrix can discuss the survey findings, including:• The number one complaint was the crime of talking far too loudly on a mobile in a public space—a phenomenon also known as “yell hell”. • Yell hell has led to many acts of “phone rage”, some of which have resulted in homicidal violence.• Nine out of ten respondents complained that other people need lessons in mobile communication etiquette. • When asked for their self-assessment, 60% thought they themselves were not among the culprits
Professor Sidney Eve Matrix, Film and MediaEmail: matrixs@queensu.caProfessor Matrix is a Queen's National Scholar in the Department of Film and Media. Her research areas include mass media and popular culture, new media theory and cyberculture studies.http://www.film.queensu.ca/Sidney.html
To arrange an interview, please contact Jeff Drake at 613.533.2877 jeff.drake@queensu.ca or Stephanie Earp at 613.533.6000 ext. 79173 stephanie.earp@queensu.ca, News and Media Services, Queen's University.

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