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09-16-2009, 05:12 AM
Jess brings us the next installment of her One Geek to Another advice column. This time she talks a bit about "Texting Etiquette."

Texting has become such an integral part of geek culture that it's hard to believe the technology has been in place for less than 20 years. While theoretically less intrusive than voice phone calls, texting's insidious nature has made it an etiquette nightmare, especially for the well-connected geek.

The same quiet and (theoretically) ignorable convenience that makes text messaging seem more polite than a phone call is at the heart of the confusion surrounding text protocol. Unlike a verbal call, the short written messages can wait until a convenient (and polite) time to be read and responded to - but more often than not, this ideal convenience is not utilized by those receiving texts.

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