Kudos on another excellent read filled with important insights, Donna-Luisa. I’m in total agreement with you about the younger generations, as well as the need for some basic social media standards of civility. For example, I find it very rude not only when one is talking on their phone in a public place — like the gym or grocery store checkout line — but doing so loudly as if no one else existed. I like to get their attention to remind them of their rudeness in a passive-aggressive way. I’ll simply start joining the conversation by speaking to the person on their phone as loudly as they are speaking to the person on the other end — via questions and comments about whatever they’re talking about. This seems to get the attention of the loudmouth and make my point about civility, or lack thereof, in today’s fast-paced mobile, digital and virtual high-tech Information Age. I also think the book. “Emily Post’s Etiquette” should be updated with a focus on the aforementioned factors. Or, perhaps you will use this post as a launching pad for your own book on the topic? Food for thought, DL.

Strategic communications consultant advancing social justice and corporate social responsibility | former career spokesman at U.S. EEOC | DC-based, NY-bred

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