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Cell Phone Etiquette -- How Bad Are Your Manners?

07/13/2012 03:19 pm ET | Updated Sep 12, 2012
  • Julie Spira Author, Online Dating and Netiquette Expert, CEO of Cyber-Dating Expert, Media Personality, and Author of the Bestseller, "The Perils of Cyber-Dating: Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love Online."

We know that digital manners could probably use some improvement, as three out of four people think cell phone etiquette has gotten worse in the past two years. But did you know that 10 percent of singles under 25 text during sex and 15 percent of adults actually answer their mobile phone during sex?

This latest infographic from OnlineCollege.org shows that 3.5 million text messages are sent per minute. It's no wonder that people everywhere are breaking the Rules of Netiquette without knowing there were even rules to begin with. Eavesdropping on someone's conversation on their mobile phone isn't a challenge anymore as it appears that people talk three times louder while using their cell phones.

As a netiquette expert, it doesn't surprise me that 90 percent of cell phone users think they have good mobile manners. Do you?

Remember, your mobile phone isn't always an accessory and you shouldn't go into a panic attack if your battery dies. Unless you're expecting a call from the president of the United States or need a liver transplant, sometimes it's good to take a digital break from the constant chaos.

Julie Spira is a cyber-relations online dating and netiquette expert. She's the author of the best-seller The Perils of Cyber-Dating and is currently writing her second book, The Rules of Netiquette: How to Mind Your Manners on the Web. Visit RulesofNetiquette.com and Facebook.com/RuleofNetiquette.

Follow @JulieSpira on Twitter.

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