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Yes, It's Rude to Use Your Laptop During Meetings---and More Tech Etiquette Rules You Might Be Breaking

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Ways to Use Devices Politely #

In our increasingly digital world, proper device etiquette is essential to avoid coming across as rude or foolish. Here are some tips to ensure courteous usage:

  1. Mind your surroundings:

    • Avoid using devices in situations where it may disrupt or distract others, such as during meetings, conversations, or in quiet public spaces.
    • Be aware of your volume when listening to audio or making phone calls in public.
  2. Stay present:

    • Engage in face-to-face conversations without constant interruptions from your device. Give your full attention to the person you are with.
  3. Be mindful of notifications:

    • Adjust the settings on your device to minimize disruptive notifications, especially in places where silence is expected.
  4. Respect personal privacy:

    • Refrain from using your device to take photos or record videos without consent, particularly in private or sensitive situations.
  5. Practice good virtual communication:

    • Use courteous language and tone when communicating through devices, be it emails, texts, or social media.

By following these guidelines, we can all navigate the digital landscape with politeness and respect.