If you’ve been in any social settings in the past several years, I’m going to guess that you’ve been faced with either committing or had a technology-induced social faux pas committed in your presence.
“We’re living in a digital age, and many people have failed to transfer etiquette and socially acceptable practices into their digital lives.” – Cloud Culture
10 Technology-Induced Social Faux Pas
A small group of friends is gathered in an intimate setting, and one or more of them is engrossed in something happening on his/her phone.
You go out to dinner with your family or a group of friends, and one or more person has his/her phone out at the table.
In public setting, an individual is talking loudly on his/her cell phone.
You are having a one-on-one conversation in person with an individual when he/she gets a phone call and puts you “on hold” in order to take it while you wait to continue your conversation.
When posting photos to Facebook, you fail to ask permission to post photos that have other individuals included.
A friend posts an inappropriate or offensive photo on his/her Facebook wall and tags you in it.
You feel the need to share the nitty gritty, down and dirty details of your life (i.e. TMI) via your favorite social media platform for all your “friends” (and the entire world) to read.
You use social media to voice all your complaints and disgruntlements, venting and ranting about whatever is on your mind at the moment.
Driving down the road, you notice the driver of the car next to you is paying more attention to his/her phone than the road. (PLEASE don’t text/surf/email and drive!!)
At the park, you notice a young child who fell off the swing. When you look around for the parents, you realize that they have their heads buried in their phone/tablet and are clueless to their child’s injury.
While I’m sure I’ve been guilty of one or more of these technology-induced social faux pas, I am learning to be more intentional about putting my phone/tablet away when I am in a social setting, focusing on the people in front of me.
What technology-induced social faux pas have you witnessed or committed?
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