Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Text Messaging Etiquette

So this is a serious problem with people my age and younger, and even some older people. With everyone having phones nowadays, its time some people learn some ground rules for using them. There is an article I found on PC World that gives some no-no's when it comes to text messaging.

Too many texts?
There is no "set in stone" number of times you can text a person each day, but try to keep the person you're texting in mind, and don't text them more than you would expect to be texted.

Reconsider that texted marriage proposal.
There are some things that are alright to text, but there are also times when you either need to pick up the phone and call, or have a face to face chat with the person. When discussing serious matters, don't do it by text. You can't convey emotion and it makes the conversation and mood seem too nonchalant.

The "other people" factor.
Don't text someone while you are engaged in conversation with someone else. It's just rude and, quite frankly, annoying.

Keep it simple.
Text messages were meant to be short, so keep it that way. Get to the point of what you're trying to say and don't overuse shorthand (unless your under the age of 17 and talking to someone who can speak that language).

Never be "that guy" (or girl).
Don't text during a public performance. It is a distraction and rude to the person performing and the other spectators.

Here is a link to the article on PC World. http://www.pcworld.com/article/169139/text_messaging_etiquette.html

Thanks for reading!

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