Shhhh! Did you hear that? It’s the sound of a social collision caused by a slow but subtle dismantling of the new normal pushing out the old. With everyone between the ages of eight and 80 now possessing a mobile phone, we’ve become a culture of 24/7 publishers. With that unbridled activity comes an eerie climate of both freedom and infringement.
Think about it. When was the last time you attended an event—or even a casual lunch—when you weren’t asked to pose for a photo? When was the last time you mechanically gave your “like” to a photo posted by another parent that included, say, several of your kids at a band concert, a football game, or a neighborhood barbeque?
Here’s a question for you: Did anyone ask your permission before posting said photo? Did they care? Do you?
Let’s face it basic manners are casualties of the digital world. I wish the conversation ended there but it goes far deeper. At the core of exercising conventional etiquette is the also fading assumption of safety and personal privacy.
Read the full article here: http://blogs.mcafee.com/consumer/digital-etiquette-ask-care