by Monika Maeckle, Vice President, New Media
When it comes to online manners, we’re an increasingly rowdy bunch. That’s the takeaway from this month’s PR Peeps Poll, which asked professional communicators to weigh in on their biggest digital pet peeve.
Top vote-getter? Almost 40% said “all of the above.” Details, below.
PR Peeps Poll What’s your biggest digital pet peeve?
57, or 24%–Inappropriate cellphone use
40, or 17%–Blue Tooth user who makes us think he’s talking to us
14, or 6%–Profanity and crassness in new media settings
32, or 14%–Texting while I’m presenting
91, or 39%–All of the above.
Six PR Peeps couldn’t resist adding their own digital don’ts–from bad grammar in emails and loud talkers to ALL CAPS MESSAGES (are you annoyed yet?) and the “complete lack of civility as we knew it.”
The poll coincided with our “Etiquette in the Digital Age” webinar presented by the ever proper Anna Post of the Emily Post Institute. Apparently PR people are right in line with mass America, as Anna cited a survey that states 69% of Americans feel we are more rude today than we were several decades ago. Check out the video recap if you’re interested. Please.
To those who participated, thank you–-and how about helping with our next PR Peeps Poll: When’s the best time to send a press release? Please let us know.
234 respondents via Twitter and Business Wire webinar polls. Poll conducted June 1 – July 5, 2010