Friday, April 10, 2009

Cellphone usage

The next time you are waiting somewhere, be it in a traffic jam or in a queue or in a train or airport look around or analyse your own behaviour. Stating the obvious, perhaps, but most of the time you will find people busy, with their cellphones. Most of the time while travelling, people are talking, messaging on their phones...

[I wonder what we used to do when cellphones were not so ubiquitous...nothing to wonder really, but a passing thought. The answer is simple. We did nothing or we spoke to somebody nearby if at all. If travelling, we read a book.]

Today the cell is a constant companion. I am sure cellphone usage goes up at every place we lack human/social interaction and those days are gone when the social interaction would happen with the person nearby (not in a traffic jam). Social interaction is now limited to the people in your cellphone contact list. As cellphones grow, expect people to form groups like this, informally...Carry your friends with you...

What can we make of this trend?

3 comments:

purple pitara said...

dude, u first get into the trend and then we will see! don't remember the last time u call - u r more like the "communicate-with-people-in-mailing-list"!
whatever happened to weekend plans?

Savitha Rao said...

The other aspect of 'carry your friends / work with you' is the incessant checking of mobile when with people. What's worse is that it is an increasingly socially acceptable thing to do .

SSQuo said...

I remember the time when someone called for Dad perhaps, we had to say that Dad would be home around 7pm. And that was it.

Now, theres no time lag, you want to speak to Dad, well you can get to speak to Dad. It's weird but yes, people prefer to be busy than enjoy the small things in life