DON’T use your devices at the dinner table
Pretty much everyone can agree that the dinner table is a tech-free zone. As Daniel put it, “there is no place setting for your phone.” When dinner starts, stow your phone in the only place it belongs at the table -- in your pocket, and keep it there. And don't try to convince yourself you need those new placemats on your next IKEA run.
DON’T make strangers listen to your tech noises So when you have a "captive audience," it means the people around you have no other option but to be there. Some examples: on public transportation, at work, or in an elevator. Sure, the chances of ever seeing these people again may be slim, but it's important to be courteous in these everyday situations.
That means turning down the volume on your ghastly Beethoven ringtone and saving the "He did what?!" conversation for your lunch break. “You don’t want to subject them to all of your calls, rings, and alerts,” Daniel said. “Especially if your behavior is habitualized, this can make everyone around you hate you.”