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PBS MediaShift | 5Across -- Smartphone Etiquette | PBS

Duration: 26:22 (Full Program)

The latest 5Across video show from PBS MediaShift is about "Smartphone Etiquette," looking at the ways that people are using smartphones in awkward social situations, texting while driving, letting their phones ring at funerals, and more.

Guests this month include comedian W. Kamau Bell, cnet's Nicole Lee, etiquette expert Syndi Seid, restaurant owner/chef Dan Scherotter, and human/machine psychologist Fernando Castrillon. While Scherotter says turning your phone off or on vibrate is the right way to enjoy a meal with friends at a restaurant, Bell responds that sometimes the call is more important than the company.

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Post Date: March 5, 2010