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Etiquette shifts

TECHNOLOGY is one of the biggest catalysts of change when it comes to etiquette in Australia, according to findings from McCrindle Research.

As smartphones and social media have become a way of life, emails, text and Facebook have replaced hand written cards and event RSVPs.

The research found sending thank-you cards had also become a thing of the past.

The etiquette around meals has also changed, with survey respondents saying it was more common to eat while watching television or using a smartphone.

McCrindle Research also found the social traditions of pushing a chair in when getting up from a desk and wearing a "Sunday best" for special events had declined in Australia.



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