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This is, perhaps (erm, "is") off topic... I'm beginning to wonder where the rules of Twittering etiquette are? First we have Republican Senators inanely Twittering while the President of the United States gives a speech, and now it seems to be perfectly acceptable to Twitter while listening to a talk, or a lecture.

Considering that we can only do one thing at a time, if we're Twittering, we can't be listening. (Or as the young man the other day proved: he couldn't drive and text at the same time. As he nearly put my motorcycle and me into the crash barrier.) What happened to listening to what is being said, and thinking about it?

I shudder to think about an inconsiderate twitterer and the theater. It would be enough to get the impolite miser tossed out by their ear!

What happened to showing consideration, and paying attention? Is it too much to ask that, during a talk we elect to attend, that we actually stop thinking about ourselves, and start thinking about what the person on stage is saying?

Sorry. End-of-rant-here. :-)

Carolyn Ann

I love this post! All these points are so important and interesting. Thanks for it and I'll be sure to check out your interview.

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