With tomorrow (Nov. 6) being Election Day, political messages and opinions are running rampant. Have you been looking at your inbox, blogrolls, Facebook or Twitter feeds and text messages and just think, I can’t wait until Nov. 6? Over-sharing is an issue that seems to reach far and wide.
According to Intel’s 2012 Mobile Etiquette study, 90 percent of U.S. adults think others divulge too much information online. And when it comes to politics, 24 percent of adults share those opinions and 34 percent share current events online. And if you aren’t reacting to the person who posts several times a day about the election or other topics that might be controversial, you aren’t alone. The survey also found that 40 percent choose not to associate with people whose opinions they disagree with online.
But once Election Day passes, the issue of over-sharing won’t fade away. As mobile technology devices (smartphones, tablets, laptops, Ultrabook devices) enable us to share more information easily and in the moment, the etiquette of sharing will continue to be considered.
Intel recently asked people in Las Vegas about their mobile etiquette faux pas and over-sharing pet peeves. Do you agree with what they had to say? Do you have other pet peeves that aren’t mentioned? Watch the video and then let us know your thoughts on the current state of mobile etiquette and digital (over)sharing – related to politics or any other topics!