Updated: Mar 28, 2020
Cell phones have become ubiquitous within our society, and many would now consider them a necessity rather than a convenience. This widespread use of cell phones and other mobile communication devices has brought with it an increasing acceptance of their use in virtually all social situations. It is no longer taboo to be caught with a ringing cell phone at a dinner with family and friends, at a sporting event, or even during a church service. Incoming calls are no longer seen as interruptions of the primary activity taking place, but are instead treated as equally important communications. Proximity is becoming inconsequential in terms of social interaction. This study seeks to determine how mobile technology has changed our culture and identifies the ways in which we now perceive socially acceptable communication.