New cell phone etiquette

New Cell Phone Rules of Etiquette from Mike Elgan of ComputerWorld. Cell phones need their own rules of etiquette, or we’ll descend into social barbarism.

  • 1. Lower your voice when taking calls in public.
  • 2. Avoid personal topics when others can hear you.
  • 3. Avoid taking calls when you’re already engaged in a face-to-face conversation.
  • 4. If you do take a call, ask permission of the people with you.
  • 5. Avoid texting during a face-to-face conversations.
  • 6. Put your phone’s ringer on “silent” in theaters and restaurants.
  • 7. Don’t light up your phone’s screen in a dark theater.
  • 8. Hang up and drive.

Full article here.

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