5 Ways to Avoid Embarrassing Messages on your phone or email

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Take a look at web site www.damnyouautocorrect.com to see how many people have been caught out by the autocorrect or predictive text options on their mobile phone.
Here are 5 ways you can avoid embarrassing messages.
  1. Never text or email when you are tired, angry or sleep deprived – it’s like grocery shopping on an empty stomach…a recipe for disaster
  2. Do one thing at a time – it is hard to explain a black eye or broken nose when you walk into a lamp post because you were too busy texting to watch where you were walking
  3. It is OK to turn your phone off – the world won’t end if you turn your mobile off and actually be present with what you are doing.
  4. Set aside time to respond to text and email – they don’t have to be done right NOW…sometimes it’s better to contemplate what you actually want to say
  5. Re-read your text message…as the website shows, one simple slip of the digit and you can go from Disneyland to Divorce!

(cover photo by Quentin Jones, SMH)


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