New study covers the dos and don'ts of smartphone etiquette
0. phoneArena 22 Nov 2013, 13:30 posted on
Cell phones have been around long enough to have a basic set of rules around them as far as when and where it is socially acceptable to take a call, but smartphones and all of the added functionality that comes with a more powerful device are still having new rules established. Well, a new study by the University of Essex is checking on what people would and wouldn't do with their smartphones...
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1. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Not so sure about not e-mailing during a meeting. Business meetings see e-mailing all the time. That was the original raison de etre for the BlackBerry. Texting during meetings is a similar way to reach out to co-workers if they aren't in the meeting.
Social setting may be different. Although if the other parties in the social meeting are included (as in texting Sam/Sarah to have them join the party), I don't see a problem.
3. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Edit time ran out. I was recently at a dinner party and one of the guests was late. Texting was a non-intrusive way to find out that the missing guest was on a bus and they were a few blocks away. Everyone else just had another glass of wine and waited for the missing guest to arrive before placing the food orders.
OTOH, texting/e-mailing as a means of blowing off the meeting is quite obnoxious.
2. cripton805 (Posts: 1440; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)
I only take calls when I'm with others when I know its important or when I'm with my close friends. That is because we hang out casually.
4. trustory (Posts: 132; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)
No one listens to the classroom one lol (except for college i guess i wouldn't know im in hs)
5. GeekMovement (Posts: 2156; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)
it seemed like it depended on the teachers for our college. as long as it was urgent/important, we would usually be allowed to put our phones on vibrate and take it out of class to answer.