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The Etiquette Edge, 2nd Edition by Beverly Langford

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CHAPTER 9

Being Smart About Smartphones and Other Devices

You can find a restaurant and make a reservation in a click. You can make an appointment, share a photo, post to your social media site, and set the temperature in your house from a thousand miles away. The airline can send your boarding pass right to your phone. You can deposit your paycheck while sitting in the stands at a sporting event. Your e-mails are always at your fingertips, and every phone number you have in your contacts list is a touch away.

Furthermore, texting has become a mode of communication in itself, particularly among younger smartphone users. A 2011 study by Pew Research found that “fully 95 percent of 18- to 29-year-olds use the text messaging feature on their phones, ...

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