Mobile manners and mayhem: What are your smartphone pet peeves?

We know the many ways that mobile phones can help enhance our work life, family life, and social life. But all of us probably have at least one story about the questionable, annoying, or sometimes bizarre mobile phone behaviors that we’ve observed.

What do you consider to be the most maddening breach of mobile phone manners? Friends who are distracted by their phones while they’re talking to you? Strangers who use their phones in public restrooms? Coworkers who always text when a call would be easier? Take our interactive Facebook poll, and then learn ways you can help increase your mobile phone privacy and safety and learn how to teach kids mobile phone safety.

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About the Author
Eve Blakemore

Group Manager, Trustworthy Computing

Eve Blakemore is a Group Manager for Trustworthy Computing who delivers consumer guidance around the latest trends in security and privacy. Eve joined Microsoft in 1998 and has worked in corporate and field roles with Microsoft Learning, US Public Sector, Read more »

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  1. Anonymous

    The great thing about voice mail is that we don't always have to answer our phone. When I'm having a conversation with you or we are in a meeting, it is not necessary to always answer the phone. Have we become more connected or more disconnected?

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