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Why Cell Phones are Annoying

Taking the train every morning and night, I gotta deal with loud conversations and pain in the butt ringtones constantly. I couldn’t help googling why we all find cell-talk annoying. Here’s a piece by Jakob Nielsen, the usability guru:


Bystanders rated mobile-phone conversations as dramatically more noticeable, intrusive, and annoying than conversations conducted face-to-face. While volume was an issue, hearing only half a discussion also seemed to up the irritation factor….

Read the entire piece, “Why Mobile Phones are Annoying.”

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