It is a different world out there, people! Long gone are the days when you could leave the house and not have access to the phone, your email, or even (for the love of Harry) your Twitter feed. These days information is omnipresent, always at your fingertips, and you know, the itch to check your Instagram feed is sometimes so overwhelming . . .
There is a definite need for a smart phone standard of etiquette, I should say. We’ve all been there, haven’t we? In the middle of a long and painfully detailed story when suddenly our captive audience pauses to look down at a text message and then, while you’re still trailing on, stops paying attention entirely to reply back? And you sort of look around and wonder, “What is the proper thing to do in this situation? Do I keep talking? Is this not rude? Or is this the new normal?”
The ins and outs of smart phone etiquette: how to handle autocorrect gaffes, when is it appropriate to check your email, is it ever polite to take someone’s picture unknowingly? All after the jump!