My current pet peeve is being out with friends who seem incapable of putting their phones down. We're existing in a time when there is zero etiquette about when it is appropriate to use your phone in public. What gets your goat these days?
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Rumour has it, Apple wants to give you the option to use read receipts on a contact-by-contact basis in iMessage. This is a dreadfully bad idea that will undoubtedly destroy relationships, estrange friends, and piss off teens. Why? Because read receipts are awful, and making them more sophisticated is bullshit.
Earlier this month, I asked you guys for the worst email sign-offs you'd ever seen. Well, well, well, did you ever deliver. Many people (understandably, as I am always correct) agreed with me that "Best" is an arrogant and disgusting way to cap off your digital correspondence. But oh, there are plenty of other terrible things you can add.
The etiquette around work email is still evolving. If the Sony hacks taught us anything, it's that even high-profile executives and celebrities are — let's call it extremely informal in their email writing styles. What's the worst email signoff you've ever seen?
Welcome to User Manual, Gizmodo's weekly internet advice column. This week we're dealing with parents all up in your Instagram, more questions on d**k pics, and stalking a date on LinkedIn. Buckle up, because we're here to help.
We've all done it. After a tough day at work or a long night of drinking, the gentle motion of the train rocks you right to sleep, and the next thing you know, you wake up in the sticks. It's a frustrating problem, but one app developer thinks he has the solution: a motion-based alarm clock that wakes you up at your stop.
The internet is not that hard. We all know that, right? But some people out there (probably duckface selfie-ing on Facebook right now) just aren't very good at the internet. They just don't get it. They don't know that Google answers any question, they can't spell, they take too many selfies, they obliterate your feed with I love you's to their girlfriend or boyfriend and worst of all, they do it too damn much by posting so often. This is why we can't have nice things.