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The Daily Ardmoreite
  • Tips to improve cellphone courtesy

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  • July is National Cellphone Courtesy Month, which serves as a reminder that while mobile technology has brought benefits and better moments to our daily lives, there are times when it may lead to unintended bad habits.
    A recent Pew Internet study found that 74 percent of adults say they witness others using their phones in a loud or annoying manner in public "frequently" or "occasionally." Although most Americans (including most cellphone owners) have witnessed other people behaving in a loud or annoying manner using their phones, just 6 percent of cell owners say that they themselves have drawn criticism or dirty looks from someone else because of the way they were using their phone in public.
    Here is a tip for improving cellphone courtesy:
    Keep it confidential. With group texts and emails, plus apps that manage multiple social media accounts, it's worth slowing down and double-checking your texts, emails and social media posts before sending to avoid mistakenly posting or replying to a group with confidential or sensitive information.
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