Our culture has evolved drastically since the introduction of the smartphone, and we have definitely acquired some smartphone habits.
Let’s face it, we’ve all become a bit rude and less social. Not to mention, people are abbreviating words, missing green lights, and bumping into others while walking and texting. Before the internet went mobile, we never imagined we would become victims to such embarrassing occurrences and smartphone habits. The addictive features of phones have made it nearly impossible to do anything without checking Facebook updates, game scores, and text messages. Smartphones provide instant access to everything 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
CNN writers, Andrea Bartz and Brenna Ehrlich put together a list of smartphone etiquette known to them as “Netiquette”. In their article, “10 Smartphone Habits You Should Avoid”, they provide a complete guide to the smartphone faux pas. The list includes texting tips other general manners. Before you head out for the day, consider Bartz and Ehrlich’s netiquette and hopefully you’ll be able to keep those embarrassing moments to a minimum.
Here is an excerpt from the list of netiquette from the article.
“Netiquette”- Smartphone Habits to Avoid:
- Drunk -tweeting, -texting, -Instagramming, etc.
- Fooling around on your phone whenever you have a spare moment.
- Passive-aggressively whining for the whole world to see.
- Being really, really scared to actually use the phone.
- Missing your favorite band’s concert because you’re so busy taking crappy photos, letting your phone ring and fiddling with your phone during the set.
- Texting salacious pictures.
- Turning your friends into enemies with videos of them.
- Letting your seething anger leach out into the world at large.
- Texting while walking.
- Using your phone in the bathroom.