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The golden rules of modern day phone etiquette

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Avoiding writing in caps, not putting less kisses than the other person and not checking your phone at the table have been revealed as golden rules of phone etiquette. Tweeting in church and being on your phone while being served at a checkout were included in the list of no-nos. Overuse of smileys, abbreviations and [...]


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Posted by Ben Harrow

Merci, Danke and Cheers – now, thank you is ‘too formal’

Brits are more likely to say ‘cheers’, ‘ta’ or ‘that’s great’ than the words ‘thank you’, according to a new study. Researchers found four in 10 people prefer not to say thank you because the phrase is too formal, while 13% deem it as ‘old fashioned’. Instead, Brits are choosing to thank people by saying [...]


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Distracting Nattering- 70% talk to friends while at work

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70% of people will talk to their friends throughout the working day, research has revealed. A study into the relationships of today’s tech-edged Brits found that over a quarter of distracted day-jobbers will regularly natter away to friends, when they should actually be working. A slightly more dedicated 45% admitted they will only occasionally indulge [...]


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Cloud Companions- Two Thirds of interaction now electronic

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Two thirds of all interactions between friends now take place electronically, a study has revealed. Research into the ways in which we maintain modern friendships found time spent actually talking on the phone or meeting in person pales in comparison to the volume of texts, emails and social media contact. The study, of 2000 adults [...]


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Mobile offices- e-mail dominates landline in office communications

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One in four British adults are too nervous to use the telephone, according to new research. The findings emerged in a study of 2,000 office workers, and shows 28% avoid picking up the phone at all costs. Most common fears of using the phone at work include never knowing who is on the other end, [...]


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Only In Gest- The top 20 most irritating hand gestures

TOP 20 ANNOYING GESTURES. Jess Young demonstrating inverted commas

The finger-flicking inverted commas motion has been hailed as the most irritating hand gesture. The ‘speech marks’ action, created by curling the index and middle finger of both hands to emphasise a word with a hint of irony, beat the ‘talk to the hand’ gesture as the most aggravating part of our daily communication. Other [...]


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Posted by James Coleman

Grand Gestures

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One in three Brits now keep in touch with grandparents and elderly relatives by text message, email and even Facebook, a study has revealed. Instead of picking up the phone, many elderly people are now using social networking sites to update their relatives, with 15% claiming their grandparents are regular users of Facebook. More than one [...]


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Bosses taking holiday liberties

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A quarter of bosses think it is acceptable to ring employees while they are on holiday, according to new research. A study of 2,000 employers shows that unless staff are willing to travel to far-reaching destinations such as the Maldives or the Caribbean, they are considered fair game for texts, phone calls and emails. In [...]


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