IN PICTURES: Intel's 2012 Mobile Etiquette study

A series of results depicting mobile habits and pet peeves in Australia and other prominent nations

  • Intel has released findings from its 2012 State of Mobile Etiquette and Digital Sharing Around the World study. The study looks at behaviours, habits, and pet peeves of participants from eight prominent global markets. These include Australia, Brazil, China, France, India, Indonesia, Japan, and the USA. All images present in this slideshow are courtesy of Intel.

  • 1. The current state of mobile etiquette. Question: "How many people wish others practiced better etiquette with their mobile device?" The answers show 94 per cent of Australia participants putting their hands up. Brazil: 95 per cent China: 97 per cent France: 95 per cent India: 85 per cent (lowest) Indonesia: 98 per cent (highest) Japan: 93 per cent USA: 92 per cent

  • 2. Top mobile etiquette pet peeves. This graph looks at key pet peeves, first sorted by country, then divided by age for each response. Texting/typing while driving a car and speaking loudly in a public place were voted as some of the highest across all age groups.

  • 3. How often do people around the world share? This graph breaks down how frequently mobile phone users share content. Generally, (as shown by the next screenshot) teens appear to do more sharing than adults, with females moreso than males.

  • The chart for teens.

  • 4. What are people around sharing online? This screenshot represents the form of content being shared online. Again, it can be divided between adults/teens and males/females. Photos, life events, and reviews are top three for adults.

  • The figures for teens show photos trumping the rest, although life events come second with quite a large responses too.

  • 5. What are the top online sharing pet peeves? This graph shows things people hate, as well as admissions to such behaviour from respondents. Both adults and teens seem to be against constant complaining moreso than other habits, with both mundane details, explicit photos, and private info close behind.

  • 6. What are the top reasons why people are sharing online? For Australia, it seems as though staying informed with what others are doing is the top reason for online sharing for both adults vs teens and females vs males.

  • 7. Where are the most popular places around the world people are sharing? It may not come as a surprise that vacation takes the cake for this one. Unsurprisingly, eating a meal with others is second.

  • 8.Online extroverts vs real-life introverts. 27 per cent of adults are more comfortable sharing information online than in person; 36 per cent of teens. 23 per cent of adults have a different personality online than in person; 27 per cent of teens. 20 per cent of adults have shared false information online; no information provided for teens. To view the Intel 2012 Mobile Etiquette study results in full, visit:

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