Teens-and-Mobile-Phones (1)

Again boys and younger users were the most likely to

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Unformatted text preview: rom these comments, it was apparent that the boys we spoke with were accustomed to using their phones as very direct, succinct communication tools to make plans and check in with one another, and would likely be less tolerant of more trivial contact. Teens in the focus groups also addressed the issue of unwanted interruptions, and expressed annoyance at friends and acquaintances who violate cell phone etiquette. In the words of one high school boy, l At least me personally, I ’m the type of person where if I want to talk to you then I ’ll talk to you. But people call me like all the time, like all types of times at night and in the mornings. It ’s just like I don ’t want to be bothered! Then, like, they text me and they get mad if I don ’t text back, like, five seconds later. It just becomes a problem. In particular, teens expressed annoyance with other teens who "don ’t get the hint" when Pew Internet & American Life Project Teens and Mobile Phones | 118 they do not return a text message or who insist on trying to reach them at times when they know...
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