I’m working on a project for my communications course about mobile communication, and I need to complete some interviews with students about cell phone use. I have 8 open-ended questions, so you can say as much or as little as you’d like (don’t spend more than 5 minutes doing this!) If you want to answer these questions and comment this post/make your own post with the answers, we can both help eachother out!!! 🙂 Here are the questions!
Mobile Communication Defined: The use of portable technology (i.e. laptop, cell phone, iPod, tablet, etc) Could be used to go on the internet, text, call, watch TV, listen to music, go on apps, and more.
1. In what ways do you think using mobile communication in a public setting may benefit your social interactions with strangers?
2. In what ways that you think using mobile communication in a public setting may hinder your social interactions with others?
3. How often do you use your mobile phone in public settings?
4. What type of mobile communication are you engaging with in public settings and in what ways?
5. Do you feel others’ use of mobile communication in public settings benefits your ability to have social interactions with them or hinders? Why?
6. Do you feel that you are able to use your mobile technology and maintain a conversation with another person?
7. If you were stuck in an elevator with a stranger, how do you feel the presence of mobile communication would affect your interaction with that person? Why?
8. On a scale of 1-10, rate your likelihood to strike up a conversation with a stranger in a public setting in the presence of mobile communication. Ex: If you are on the subway and are reading the news on your phone, do you feel that would help you strike up a conversation with those around you or inhibit your likelihood of striking up a conversation? 1=mobile communication would make it highly unlikely that I would strike up a conversation, 10= mobile communication would highly increase my likelihood to strike up a conversation.