Communication Strategies


Mobilephones have changed the style in which people witness events inpublic places as they are used to report and document events frompeople who are closely related and from eyewitnesses. Through the useof text messages, multimedia messages and audio phone calls, peoplecan scoop and precede the official source, contribute to the coverageof media and evade censorship. Also, mobile phones can be employed togive important evidence of the real occurrence from the perspectiveof an eyewitness instead of the official source.

WhenSARS hit china,WHO officials were not around to do research on thedisease and its cause till the year 2003. The government of China wasunderreporting the state of the disease hence people used mobilephones to communicate and alert people outside Guangdong. During thetsunami case mobile phones were used to take photos, text andcalling, and locating the survivors. On the of London bombing thattook place during the morning rush hour, mobile phones were used togive direct and dynamic accounts by those who were near the scene.Also, they texted and called their family and friends to reassurethem of their safety.

Oneof the issues that people using public transport face is experiencingjam on their way to workplaces or home depending on the route the bususes. Another one is the unwanted disturbing arousal, for example,people using their mobile phones. Lastly, people incur monetary costswhen fare is inconsistent and feeling unsafe while in the buses ifsome passengers are behaving in a strange manner.

Situationswhere mobile phone use is unacceptable are in the bank, the lectureroom, meeting, and while crossing the road. While in the public, oneshould either put their mobile phones in silent mode or switch it offcompletely to prevent disturbing others unnecessarily.