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Thursday, January 06, 2005

Textiquette

This post has been sitting in my phone's outbox since last month. It's about time I just post it without thinking. Here goes...

To the balikbayan getting acquainted with the Philippine's Texting culture. Here are a few pointers to survive text-crazed Philippines.

The idea of this article came from a member of ph-cybeview yahoogroup.

Here's my Textiquette (more like cellphone etiquette but Textiquette sounds nicer) list in no particular order:
  1. Learn how to set your phone to silent mode. Use silent mode when in a meeting, in class, in church, in the theater.
  2. Don't text and drive.
  3. First time you text or call, identify yourself. Identify yourself when texting from a borrowed phone.
  4. Excuse yourself if you're in a face-to-face conversation and wish to text or call.
  5. When changing cellphone numbers, make sure you sign your name.
  6. Don't send condolences, break-up with your partner or propose marriage via text. Have the decency to make a phone call or say it face-to-face.
  7. Don't pass chain text messages. If you're not sure, verify first.
  8. Respect the privacy of your loved ones. Don't insist on reading text messages stored in their phone.
  9. Learn how to insert smileys ;-) in your text messages
  10. When in public, don't listen to each and every ringtone on your phone. It's amusing for you, but irritating to others. Do it in private where you won't irritate anybody.
Have anything to add? Any objections? Say so or txt me!

- Edwin

4 Comments:

  • At 3:33 pm, Blogger esteee said…

    i totally agree! specially about the chain text messages.

     
  • At 2:39 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    i think people should learn how to turn off their cellular phones than making them silent inside churches, schools, meetings, gas stations and anywhere it is requested to be turned off.

     
  • At 8:59 am, Blogger Lyra said…

    Ey buddy edong! Got your blog from the list of iblog registrants. anyway, may i borrow this artik for our office consumption? this will fit in nicely with our features section for our bulletin. :)

     
  • At 1:13 am, Blogger Edwin "ka edong" said…

    Surely, Lyraly buddyly!

    The first one's free.
    The next ones will require royalties ... mwahahhaha! ;-p

    ka edong

     

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