Is your smartphone really that intelligent? In a recent video on DocStoc, I shared some of the Rules of Netiquette for mobile phone use and for texting for business communication with examples of those who broke the rules.
1. Don’t send a text message when you’re walking down the street
2. Don’t send a text message to follow up from an important business meeting
3. Don’t text while driving. No text is worth dying for.
4. Avoid playing texting games. At some point, pick up the phone and call.
At the end of the digital day, it’s still a good idea to send a personal thank you note. Regardless of you communication of choice, seeing a hand written note in the mailbox will set you apart from those messages in your over-crowded inbox.
Have you ever lost a business opportunity or a job due to texting? Your comments are appreciated.
Julie Spira is an author, netiquette expert, cyber-relations expert, and social media strategist. She’s the CEO of Social Media and More and is writing her second book, The Rules of Netiquette: How to Mind Your Digital Manners.