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Old 12-11-2012, 12:09 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Old 12-11-2012, 12:14 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I went to my usual lunch yesterday with the "office ladies" who are still friends from my last job. The smartphones sometimes come out for a couple of minutes to show off family pictures, tech support (that would be me), or to show a new app or something. It's a social thing, and no one burys their head in their phone. We put 'em down after a few minutes and have a nice time together.

I use my phone a lot when I'm shopping. I'll scan a barcode to see if someone else has it for less, or I'll go online and read a review of something while I'm looking at it. My iPhone is a handy tool, like a Leatherman, except I can play scrabble with people who live on the other side of the planet.
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Old 12-11-2012, 12:31 PM   #23 (permalink)
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I really do love technology and would not want to go back but there is a time and place for everything. I turn my ringer off almost all the time except when I am home because it is also my home phone.

Your text or call is not more important than the people I am with at the moment. I will call you back if you leave a message.

I don't have and don't plan on getting a smart phone. I realize there will be no other option at some point and then I will have one.
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Old 12-11-2012, 12:44 PM   #24 (permalink)
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I use my phone a lot when I'm shopping. I'll scan a barcode to see if someone else has it for less, or I'll go online and read a review of something while I'm looking at it. My iPhone is a handy tool, like a Leatherman, except I can play scrabble with people who live on the other side of the planet.
I felt the same as LoVel about smart phone until I got mine. Now, I get it.

It's an extremely handy device that also happens to be a phone. I like that I have access to a map, weather info and the Internet with me. It's especially handy when traveling by bike as it saves space.

And I can post here while at work, meaning I'm getting paid while I post. How can you beat that?
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Old 12-11-2012, 12:49 PM   #25 (permalink)
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I really do love technology and would not want to go back but there is a time and place for everything. I turn my ringer off almost all the time except when I am home because it is also my home phone.

Your text or call is not more important than the people I am with at the moment. I will call you back if you leave a message.

I don't have and don't plan on getting a smart phone. I realize there will be no other option at some point and then I will have one.
I feel the same as You.
and I do the same thing too.
ringer down and call back.
I text for bussiness not for social too.
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If ever I go out for dinner or coffee with friends, my family or even work, there is only one rule. Phones are on the table and they are off. If anyone`s phone makes so much as a squeak, that person pays the bill for everyone.

When we started it, you could keep your phone on and if you answered it, or replied to a txt, or FB post, you got the bill but some of my sneaky nephews and nieces put their phones on vibrate and kept running off to to the toilets to answer them.

So we upped the ante, all phones off, no exceptions. Some of my younger family members initially suffered FBSA (FaceBook Separation Anxiety) but they have gradually learned that it is not the end of the world to switch the phone off for a couple of hours and have some real time interaction with your family or friends.

Really like this idea! I think we'll have to implement it for my family.


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Old 12-11-2012, 02:07 PM   #27 (permalink)
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I like FB primarily because even if there's a lot of BS going on, at least I know what's happening with friends and family. My brother who thinks FB is evil and has an account but never uses it is amazed at what I know about whats going on with him & his wifey since she & her kids do post on FB.
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I have difficulty imagining that I could carry a smartphone without breaking it.
I do recognize their amazing utility but how do you carry it?
Maybe that's why so many people are walking around with them in their hands.
Like me, they don't know where else to put them.
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3 pages, & no one's mentioned the irony of complaining about social media on an internet forum.
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We're an exception. Any group of people who spends most of their time inside a helmet isn't what I'd call very sociable.
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