Dot-Com Desk: Do's and Don'ts on Cell Phone Etiquette

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These days almost everyone owns a cell phone, but not everyone knows how to use it.

Here are few do's and dont's on cell phone etiquette.

First, your ringtone may be pretty cool, but not to everyone, so if you're in a public place or on a date try putting your cell phone on silent.

Texting during a movie can be just as rude as making a call. You'd be surprised how bright your phone can be in a movie theater.

So if you really need to text someone, step into the hallway.

Also, most people shorten their words when they text, but be sure you and your friend are on the same page before you do.

For instance some people use "LOL" as laughing out loud, but others use it as "lots of love" so you may be sending the wrong impression...


What urks you most about people using their cell phones? Do you think most people know how and when to use their phones?

Do you remember a time when you were annoyed by someone using their cell phone?

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