The dangers of texting or talking on your cell phone while driving are obvious. But what about when you're simply using your tech device in everyday life? "Early Show" special contributor Taryn Winter Brill conducted a tech etiquette social experiment to find out just how long it would take to try people's patience.
Brill reported each year Americans spend more than 2 trillion minutes on their cell phones, and send over a trillion text messages. The constant chatting in public places can be annoying, so we designed our very own hidden camera social experiment to find out how people react when they're face-to-face with rude behavior.
Brill started out on a quiet commuter train, talking loudly on her phone. It took less than a minute for the man in front of her to react.
The man said, "Do you want to take your conversation in the corridor? It's not very courteous."
And what about those irritating chirping sounds when you're busy texting or IM'ing your friends? One woman suffered in silence for three whole minutes before she finally said, "That sound is going right through my ears. Could you lower it a little bit?"
Next Brill went to a supermarket and held up a line with her phone conversation.
One man picked up his items and moved to another cashier. The woman behind him took action and said, "I'm sorry, you're holding up our whole line here!" … Read more