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Electronic Devices

As we all know, smart phones are everywhere. Every member of my family has a smart phone. (Please don't think I am without my phone for long. I'm one of the addicts out there with my finger moving furiously.)

I noticed something a bit surprising while at dinner with my wife. A family seated near us were not talking to one another. Each member of the family had their phone in hand. No talk, just snacking on chips and dip while mesmerized by the devices.

Have we become more social with smart phones or have we retracted in our comfortable shells?

As members of society do we interact as much as we should or do we limit ourselves to our small circle of friends?

Just some thoughts.


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Comments

Kasman wrote on December 12, 2014, 5:28 PM

The art of conversation is being lost whilst the 'art' of interacting online is growing daily. Personally, I think that doing something like constantly checking FaceAche when in company is extremely rude. A new social etiquette is needed to allow for the amount of online activity we all do today.

scheng1 wrote on December 12, 2014, 10:16 PM

This is the kind of society that produces a lot of words yet people do not communicate.

inertia4 wrote on December 13, 2014, 1:09 PM

sward I love technology and my devices. I have read many things online about people today not being social because of these devices. I think it is the other way around. People are more social today as a result.

AliCanary wrote on January 20, 2015, 6:13 AM

That is INSANE fr a family to go out to eat and just sit there on their phones. Why not just sit around at home...and be fed through a tube!!