posted on Jun, 13 2013 @ 03:01 AM
Originally posted by Phage
Hypothesis: Mobile devices are bad for ATS.
1) Since mobile devices make it less convenient to follow links, members are far less motivated than usual to follow links to investigate sources on
their own. While this has always been somewhat of a problem, mobile devices have exacerbated it to an extreme level.
I completely disagree. Mobile devices are very convenient in web browsing, including links. Being out an about, I'm just as motivated to follow
links and check the sources for themselves. I don't think this has ever been an issue unless the member was using an outdated mobile device. Mobile
devices have greatly exacerbated our ability to browse on the go.
2) Mobile devices discourage meaningful discussion because of their inherent limitations. Instead of composing a thoughtful and well considered
reply, members tend to fire off a few words with odd syntax, grammar, and line breaks. While this has always been somewhat of a problem, mobile
devices have exacerbated it to an extreme level.
Todays latest and greatest mobile devices are much more capable of handling the load to partake in meaningful discussions, without the obvious
limitations of lets say, mobile devise 5 years previous. Members firing off bad grammar and line breaks has always been a problem regardless of what
technological medium of choice they prefer. Its not mobile devices, its the poster who have exacerbated it to an extreme level.
3) Mobile devices encourage "hit and run" posts. A member will post a curt and ill composed reply (see #2) and instantly vanish, for hours or
days at a time. While this has always been somewhat of a problem, mobile devices have exacerbated to an extreme level.
A disagreeable post can encourage "hit and run" post regardless, members posting curt and ill composed post is the nature of the online world,
regardless of the technological medium of preferred choice. Vanish for days at a time? are we suppose to stay on 24/7? if that's the case, then if
anything, mobile devices are your main man, seeing as how one could access his "My ats" anywhere he or she goes, if anything that's detrimental to
your cause in this thread. Under these premises, Mobile devices have indeed exacerbated this to an extreme level.
Anyone have anything to add to the hypothesis that will aid in the design of an experiment?
There is simply no need for a design for this kind of experiment, its happening as you post. if you feel the need for a thought out plan, simply ask
the posters if there responses are mobile or PC/Laptop. Too easy...as matter of fact I'll kick it off.
T-Mobile Mytouch 4G slider
Chipset: Qualcomm S3 MSM8260
CPU: 1.2 Dual Core Scorpion class processors
GPU: 500mhz single channel ISM/333mhz LPDDR2 Adreno 220 processor
This mobile device is at the bottom of the totem pole, yet is completely capable web browsing without the inherent limitations you speak of.