Millennials are clueless about cellphone etiquette by Catey Hill @ Marketwatch.com

 I thought “Millennials are clueless about cellphone etiquette” was another article of a complaining etiquette expert about the bad behavior of the new generation. But this article mostly lists the facts: More than six in 10 cellphone users read text messages or emails at their most recent social gatherings. Millennials are far more likely than older people to use their cellphones to avoid or disengage from the group they’re with. Face it, the cellphone is a phenomenon that’s here to stay. We will have to find a way to live with it in a world where new etiquette rules apply.

Jean Paul Wijers

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Maybe We Should Stop Calling Smartphones ‘Phones’

Every day, the average smartphone user spends 128 minutes actively using the device. That’s just over two hours. The average user is spending those 128 minutes surfing the Internet (for nearly 25 minutes), engaging in social networking (for more than 17), listening to music (more than 15), and playing games (more than 14).
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Smartphones Should Know Their Place at Work

The New York Times about our phones and tablets: Smartphones Should Know Their Place at Work.
Although these devices help keep you accessible to colleagues and clients, they should be used with discretion and in ways that help you do your job, says Anna Post, etiquette expert at the Emily Post Institute.
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The etiquette of texting while walking

This very nice video was made by New York Times filmmaker Casey Neistat.

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