Friday, April 30, 2004

Cell Phone Sociology: cell phones and caller ID changing the way people answer the phone

The younger generation will never know what it is like to receive a call and not know who is going to be on the other end. Because of caller ID, we know always know who is calling - and caller ID comes standard with all cell phone plans. Many people (such as myself) do not even have home phones anymore, cellphones are ubiquitous. Engadget notes:

[C]ellphones are making people so accustomed having the person they’re calling be the person who answers that they’re dispensing with all the usual pleasantries of introductions, salutations, or even asking for the person they’re calling for, and instead launching right into conversations, oblivious the fact that it could be someone else they’re speaking with.

Via Engadget.


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