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Local Expert Offers Advice On Texting Etiquette

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A local business expert is warning about texting and professionalism saying they don’t always go together.

Business etiquette expert Barbara Pachter says there’s nothing wrong with using social media in the business world, as long as it is done professionally:

“One woman in one of my classes said that she didn’t get a job because she forgot that she was sending an email from her phone and she used text shortcuts. And it was her thank you note and they didn’t appreciate getting an email with shortcuts.”

Pachter says it’s important with each situation to decide whether to respond in person, by phone, email or text.

Don’t drink and text, she adds, and chose your words carefully if you do; you might not sound the way you might think.

Reported By Karin Phillips, KYW Newsradio.

  • Erik Wood

    Please remind drivers this holiday season that for every 6 seconds a driver spends texting, 4.6 of those seconds are with their eyes off the road, which makes texting the most dangerous cell phone activity anyone can engage in while operating a 5,000 pound piece of steel and glass. This activity produces 6,000 highway deaths a year and that number is rising. If technology is going to help, it should get the driver’s eyes back on the road where they belong.

    I decided to do something about distracted driving after my three year old daughter was nearly run down right in front of me by a texting driver last fall. Instead of an expensive shackle that locks down phones and alienates the user (especially teens) I built a tool called OTTER that is a simple GPS based, texting auto reply app for smartphones. It also silences call ringtones while driving unless you have a bluetooth enabled. Its an easy way to manage that text and drive temptation.

    Erik Wood, owner

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