#EngTalk: Smartphone Etiquette

Has any of you ever wondered of how smartphone has changed our way of living?

even when you don’t have a call you hold your phone ~ @manalh016 

why we enjoy read chat conversation on the phone than books~ @pohpho

Smartphone changes my habit to read a book to read online pages ~ @widieandriyani 

we use phones when we want to make a call or check mail,facebook,twitter,but not for a log time..health is important ~ @manalh016 

Rarely do we see people without smartphones these days. Even a 2-year old knows how to use it, at least to play games. Taking pictures, listening to the music, playing games, working, all can be done with one device. Pretty amazing, isn’t it?

Although smartphones have infiltrated almost all aspects of our lives, still, in my opinion, there are times when we should refrain using it. When do you think we should just keep the phone in our pockets?

when spending our time with our family (parents, spouse and children) ~ @nagisanoir

Indeed. Or if I may put it: when we are having actual interaction with people in real life.

Talking about interaction with people in real life, I once went to karaoke place with my friends. While we were singing our hearts out, there was a friend of mine who stayed in the corner and played with his phone all the time. He refused to sing or dance and he had us wondering what was so important in his phone. Perhaps you had similar experience?

Using smartphones while watching a concert (to take pictures or record videos) was also frowned upon. However, it becomes more and more common that nowadays, people don’t make much fuss about it.

when we’re in the class obviously, just stop ignoring your teacher & put back your phone bcs it hurts so much to be ignored ~ ‏@thisisrisaf 

There are also times when you’re in a meeting and then a phone rings and the owner picks it up without any sense of guilt. Another bad timing to play with your phone is in a funeral. With the sadness, mourning, and solemnity, we can consider putting away our phones for a while.

At the end, we still need smartphones and we might still depend on it a lot, but it would be wiser not to put it as priority when there are people around us deserving more attention.

tks for this topic for today, I always talked to my friends about this problem. ~ @duyen0626

 

Compiled by @alicesaraswati for @EnglishTips4U on Monday, 2 November, 2015

 

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