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Editors’ Pick: Mind Your (Mobile) Manners

The dos and don’ts of cell phone use on campus

Click on the video above to learn how to avoid some pesky cell phone habits and how to make friends on campus.


Has your cell phone become another appendage? Have you forgotten how to communicate face-to-face?

These days, it’s easy to become consumed by the gadget in your pocket. Everyone wants to keep in touch with family and friends from home, but be aware of when and where you use that phone — you could develop a rep as one of those students who blabs about personal business all over campus. To avoid that fate, check out these cell-phone-use tips from BU Today.

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Alan Wong can be reached at alanwong@bu.edu. Rebecca McNamara can be reached at ramc@bu.edu.

This story originally appeared on
BU Today September 12, 2007.