Cell Phone Etiquette

Canadians Are Using Phones In Some Of The Worst Possible Places

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 08.27.2014 | Canada Living

Canadians are really, truly terrible at using their cell phones, and they know it. That's according to a survey conducted by Leger for PC Mobile. I...

Civility at Work Is Over, But Productivity Is Through the Roof!

r/ally | Posted 12.11.2013 | Canada Business
r/ally

We may be institutionalizing rudeness, but increasingly it's the only productive way to work. Time to get past our misgivings about being rude and determine the proper etiquette of managing multiple conversations, on multiple devices all at once.

There's a Time to Text and a Time to Talk

Nancy A. Shenker | Posted 07.16.2013 | Canada Living
Nancy A. Shenker

So many people are hiding these days behind their devices, using efficiency and speed as just one of the many excuses to avoid direct communication. I don't purport to be the Emily Post of digital etiquette, but the following are times when some form of more intimate and potentially interactive communication may be preferable to their smart phone or tablet equivalent.

Teaching Your Kids Mobile Manners

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 11.19.2012 | Canada Living
Kathy Buckworth

According to a new study, 48 per cent of Canadian parents with children aged 11 and over now let their kids carry a cell phone. With a new school year well underway, this presents a new learning challenge for parents: How to teach their kids to use their cellphones appropriately. Not just from a safety perspective but from a "mobile manners" point of view as well.

Marry Me, BlackBerry: A Valentine's Day Request

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 04.02.2012 | Canada Living
Kathy Buckworth

It provides me with comfort, advice, laughs and, most importantly, companionship. The phenomenon is fairly easy to understand: Receiving an incoming email message is akin to having a note passed to you in class from the cutest boy in school. You have to look at it. Especially when you are in a situation where you can't.

Get Off the Grid This Labour Day Weekend

Jonathan Duke | Posted 11.02.2011 | Canada
Jonathan Duke

By replying to that email, text,Tweet or wall post, we're missing out on real conversations with people in the same room as us. And worse -- we're saying 'I'm more important than you.' This Labour Day weekend, turn off that phone.

The Lazy Susan Cell Phone Experiment

Jessica Stam | Posted 08.23.2011 | Canada
Jessica Stam

The next time you are sitting down to dinner, politely request that everyone turn off their phones and put them in the middle of the table in a big bowl. Some people will belittle this experiment -- but don't listen -- they are afraid of unobstructed conversation.