Jasmine's Tech Dos & Don'ts

An introduction to CNET editor Jasmine France's brand-new column highlighting the "dos" and "don'ts" of living in a digital world.

Jasmine's tech dos and don'ts
Don't get on my bad side.

I like to tell myself that if I weren't an editor, I'd probably be a teacher. Why? Um, summer vacation, of course! But also, I absolutely love to give advice, and I get pretty worked up over tech etiquette and general gadget nonsensery. Hence, my new column: Jasmine's Tech Dos & Don'ts.

Navigating today's digital life can be tricky at times, and there's no limit to the number of annoyances that your devices can cause. Your cell phone, your earbuds--even your GPS--can cause a whole host of confusing, frustrating, and socially awkward situations. I'm sure I'm not the only one that has been made privy to embarrassingly private info as a result of a cell phone conversation that should have gone on behind closed doors.

In this weekly column, I will address both common and not-so-common issues that technology causes. Or, I might just come across a gadget (or software or service) that has "do"--or "don't"--written all over it and launch into a tirade of love--or hate. In short: nothing is off limits. (Well, that's really for my editor to decide, but you get the idea.)

I would love to hear about your own experiences in this tech-saturated world, so please take full advantage of the comment section or feel free to e-mail me directly. And if there's something you would like to see addressed here in the future, be sure to let me know. I hope to be at the very least entertaining, and quite possibly informative as well.

Check back next Thursday for my first article.

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