60% of adults and teens believe other people share more data about themselves online
Majority of mobile technology users across the world are annoyed to receive too much information online though they belive sharing of information helps adults and teens globally better connected to family and friend, according to a new survey.
A multi-country study commissioned by Intel and carried out by Ipsos Observer on "Mobile Etiquette" revealed the awareness of ‘oversharing’ with 60% of adults and teens surveyed in eight countries believe other people reveal too much data about themselves online.
The research was performed in the US in March and was followed by Australia, Brazil, China (adults only), France, India, Indonesia and Japan from June to August 2012.
Intel Labs user interaction and experience director Dr. Genevieve Bell said in today’s society, the mobile technology is making digital sharing ubiquitous with everyday activities, as evidenced by the findings from Intel’s latest ‘Mobile Etiquette’ survey.
"What is most interesting is not necessarily how widespread our use of mobile technology has become, but how similar our reasons are for sharing, regardless of region or culture," Bell said.
"The ability to use mobile devices to easily share information about our lives is creating a sense of connection across borders that we’re continuing to see flourish."
According to the survey, about half of the 7,087 adults and 1,787 teenagers surveyed in the online poll revealed that they felt besieged by all the information, while about 90% were willing to like people to think about the information being shared and others perception online.
Over 85% of the surveyed wish people thought more about how others will perceive them when their information was being shared online.
The survey revealed that nearly one-quarter of adults and one-third of teens around the world, with the exception of Japan and Indonesia, were humiliated by their activities done online.
The majority of surveyed teens excluding Japan, constantly check the shares of their friends and feel as they as they are missing out as they are not able to share online information.