Most of us have poor smartphone etiquette. Research shows that although most users think they have good tech habits, many people report being irritated or annoyed by the use technology in public places.
Rudeness may not be on the rise, but new technology certainly allows people to display their lack of manners. For example: You're engaged face-to-face with others, either in a meeting or a conversation, and you constantly check your phone. Maybe you're at a quiet zone (church and library) and send text messages. You may even text and drive.
We sometimes don't even realize that we're being rude. Bad digital habits are not only annoying, but could cost you. Maybe you’ve been turned down for a raise because your boss hates your bad email habits, or disrespected by your family because they’re annoyed at your smartphone addiction. Even forgetting to back-up your computer is a bad habit that can cost you the loss of precious information.
Given that gadgets are likely to outnumber people soon, we need to start putting our ego aside and remember that we are constantly sharing space with other people. One way to stop our bad digital habits is to start having more empathy. This infographic created by StudyWeb looks at six bad digital habits and how you can stop them. Good advice is always welcome. Check it out:
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