Mobile technology in korea An evaluation of the uses of
Do women and men use cell phones differently, if yes how? Women Chatting, Music Men Chatting, Games Social Networking Websites
Are there some kinds of etiquettes in using cell or smart phones? Phones have to be in silent mode in public places, subways and buses. When listening to music, they need to use earphones. Can’t send messages in class originally. During meals, if you are with friends it is okay to accept calls but not when you’re with significantly older people.
Any differences compared to your cultures or countries? In terms of: Using phones in public places During class hours Carrying the phone Sending messages vs phone calls United States Malaysia Philippines
Do different age groups use mobile and/or digital technologies differently? Age: Around 10 years old – games People in their 20’s – travel information, translators, transportation schedules 30’s and above – work related materials, email Younger generation uses it to share videos, websites, etc.
Specifically what kinds of mobile phones are they using and how? Popular Smart Phones: Samsung Galaxy S2 Pantech Vega Laser Apple IPhone4 Use of a lot of accessories Cell phone cleaners Charms, accessories, phone stickers, etc
Would it be possible to do without mobile technology? (Korean Man) Never even considered it. (Korean Woman) Will go crazy without it. It would be difficult for most of them.
How long do people talk on the phone? One phone call Korean Man: an average of 8 minutes Korean Woman: an average of 10 minutes Women spend more time talking. Koreans generally prefer talking on the phone rather than exchanging text messages.
How often or when do they text? Koreans send text messages rarely. They send text messages if they want to say something that is simple/casual and usually of no urgent matter.
What are they doing with their smart phones when they are not talking on the phone? Listen to music Chat Check their accounts on social networking websites Watch videos They usually carry it in their hands as opposed to placing it in their bags or pockets.
What are the popular applications people use and why? Kakao Talk My People Cyworld Twitter Melon To connect with their friends For entertainment