We are weak in the face of "digital rudeness"


digital-rudeness.jpgA survey by VitalSmarts has found we’d rather suffer in silence than complain about a loud-talking, MP3-playing, speakerphone-using idiot who’s making too much noise in public.

Only 10 percent of the 1000 people surveyed about “digital rudeness” said they would speak up and say something if a person was being “digitally rude” in the vicinity by listening to music too loudly, or braying down a phone on a train.

An incredibly brave 26 percent of people said they would give the offender a dirty look. 36 percent ignore the nuisance and 14 percent walk away. Which is probably best, or at least safest.

Via (New York Times)

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