How often do you actually pick up the phone to call someone anymore? We’re sure you still do, but probably not as much as you text. Model Jourdan Dunn made her preference clear when she told Vogue, “If you phone me while I’m texting, I will certified not answer; I’ll continue texting.” It turns out she’s not alone. The millennial generation just doesn’t share the baby boomers’ craving to chat. According to a 2013 survey by Meredith’s Parents Network, Millennial Moms & Media, 30% of millennial moms text with their partner more than they speak. Since a typical U.S. smartphone owner spends 58 minutes a day on his or her beloved handheld device, we thought it was time we outlined a few cell phone codes of conduct.
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