A mobile bohemian is a person who has integrated mobile technology, primarily smartphones, into their daily lifestyle as a means of expanding their social network, gaining immediate access to information, staying connected, and capturing details of their daily lives in real-time. Mobo, another term for mobile bohemian, was inspired from David Brooks' term bobo, as expanded in Bobos in Paradise and his sequel On Paradise Drive in 2004.
Mobile bohemians typically interact with their mobile devices during normal social situations, multitasking with text messages, tweets and web access. Their lifestyle is characterized as being very spontaneous and collaborative. Also referred to as digital nomads, although this term usually focuses on work-related tasks and environments.
- Tsugio Makimoto & David Manners (1 January 1997), Digital nomad, Wiley
- "Going Mobo".
- "Going mobile is the new digital mantra for businesses, people".
- David Brooks (2000), Bobos in paradise: the new upper class and how they got there, Simon & Schuster
- David Brooks (2004), On paradise drive: how we live now (and always have) in the future tense, Simon & Schuster