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Etiquette Redefined →

Nick Bilton writes about contemporary etiquette for the New York Times blog Bits:

Some people are so rude. Really, who sends an e-mail or text message that just says “Thank you”? Who leaves a voice mail message when you don’t answer, rather than texting you? Who asks for a fact easily found on Google?

Interesting read, particularly when it comes to e-mail — I think the issue is related to the ways employment is linked to e-mail.  The inbox suddenly becomes a task list, not a mailbox.

How To E-Mail Your Professor →

Having been on both sides of these e-mails, I now know how necessary this is.

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