buzzd — a location-based city guide and social network for mobile devices — wants to know how people use their handsets in the nightlife scene. So, it grilled 1,027 of its users about what’s polite (or rude), drunk calling and how often they lose their phones.
According to the poll, the majority of respondents say that, when it comes to mobile etiquette in a night club or bar, there simply is none. Here are a few more bits from the survey:
- 60% admitted to drunk dialing
- 68% said they have drunk texted
- 33% said it's okay to use cellphones with impunity while in a club or bar
- 26% said that texting was okay, but mobile web browsing isn’t
- 17% said that once a conversation with a hook-up has started, it’s time to hang up
- 14% said that mobile phones should never be used in a club, unless it’s an emergency
- As for losing phones, 30% report that they have at least once after a night on the town (3% have lost their phones at least 5-10 times)
In a strange move, the company also probed the participants about their sex lives during the recession. (Well that study certainly took an interesting turn. I guess it’s sort of related to the survey questions, though I’m not sure what this actually has to do with mobile phones. But whatever…) Of those polled, 21% reported increased activity and 14% admitted less, while the majority are having the same amount.
buzzd released these survey results to hype the new version of its BlackBerry app. The service allows users to get up-to-the-moment info on what's happening at any venue, rate events and connect with people in the area.
With Version 1.2, users who have been requesting the ability to their own venues finally get this feature, as well as a “search by category” function, ability to upload profile pics and other enhancements.
To get the app, point your BlackBerry here or search the AppWorld for “buzzd.” (Click here to go to the mobile web version.)