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Adding Contacts in Your Phone's Address Book

How Do You Add People to Your Address Book?

When you meet someone new, how do you add him or her to your phone's address book? I'm not talking friends or relatives — I'm talking about people you meet through friends, new business contacts, or anyone else whose number you want to save but aren't planning to become their best friend.

I recently started doing something new: if I meet someone new and want to store their number, I add their first name and, instead of their last, a detail of how I met them. For example, a few weeks ago I met someone at a concert and we exchanged numbers. I entered his contact info into my phone as "Tony Concertinthepark" so I'd remember who he was — much easier for me than adding his full name and being puzzled later as I scrolled through my address book. A friend of mine does the same thing — his now long-term girlfriend is still in his phone as "Katie Houseparty." Cute!

One of my friends completely disagrees with this strategy; she insists on entering the contact's first and last name. I can't get behind her system. . . Maybe it's bad short-term memory, but I think I'd end up with a phone book full of unrecognizable contacts. Do you have a special system for entering someone's contact info? Share it below!

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