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Friday, January 14, 2011

Minding Your P’s And Q’s While IM’ing

This file photo shows a cell phone owner beginning to write a text message in Los Angeles. (AP)

Do you use your cell phone while a waiter is waiting? Do you post information to your Facebook page that you don’t want your employer to know? Do you check texts on your smartphone instead of greeting your guests?

Elizabeth Ann Winters, co-founder of the National League of Cotillions and co-author of the new handbook, “The Official Book Of Electronic Etiquette” the no-nos that come with the internet age.


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  • Frog’s BFF

    Research has suggested “…that between 60 and 70 percent of all meaning is derived from nonverbal behavior.” “…only 7% of communication consists of words themselves”

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Body_language#cite_note-1

    With texting, I’d imagine you’re only getting like 2%.

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