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Facebook Ads 17 Apr 2013 17:26 #2559

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This week, I came across an article on Facebook ads and how Mark Zuckerberg thinks it's totally ok to ignore dinner guests while checking your phone. Most of us would agree that checking your phone at the dinner table is extremely disrespectful. But the CEO of Facebook says its completely normal. Zuckerberg was quoted saying "Whether or not communicating online disconnects you from people offline. [...]. I think that’s overblown. There’s this idea; technology is a tool. Glasses augment your vision, your reality. Steve Jobs said that computers augment your mind. With Facebook and other tools, you can stay connected and get more context from more people. People often think of staying connected as frivolous — it’s not. It’s powerful." From his point of view, that's when three commercials were created.

The first commercial for Facebook is showing how Zuckerberg is bored and he checks his phone. The second commercial shows a man who is ignoring a flight attendant whom asks him to turn off his phone while he's on Facebook. The third commercial shows a girl on her phone checking Facebook as shes at a dinner party. All three commercials are positions they've been in at one time or another.

Personally, I think checking your phone at a dinner party is rude and disrespectful, and the people you're with deserve your undivided attention. It's sad how our lives today have been so intertwined with technology that we don't even know how to have a conversation in person anymore. It's all about communicating through "text". I'd personally rather have a conversation over the phone or in person rather than communicating through Facebook or "text".
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Facebook Ads 20 Apr 2013 18:02 #2581

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I completely agree on how checking phones at dinner tables is rude and disrespectful. When someone is so caught up on all these social network apps on their phones, it's hard to keep them away. I find that people tend to look at the their phones at the dinner table mainly when the conversation isn't going well, it's awkward, or they're just plain bored. I believe facebook and other social networks are created not only for networking but also for boredom. I find myself just scrolling through newsfeed re-reading the same statuses and posts many times throughout the day.
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Facebook Ads 27 May 2013 02:23 #3241

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I completely agree with a no cell phone dinner etiquette. It's how I was raised, and I think that there comes a point that people need to detach themselves from this crazy digital world here and there. People need to remember how to properly interact with other humans, and not focus so much about what is on their phones. Dinner should be a moment for winding down or socializing. If people want to be on their phones.... go to dinner by yourself.
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Facebook Ads 27 May 2013 03:16 #3253

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This reminds me of the commercial where the guy is on a date but watching a football game on his phone under the table.

I tend to agree. People who can't disconnect and at least pretend to be in the moment are super annoying. I'm particularly bugged by parents who pay more attention to their phones than their kids.
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Facebook Ads 23 Sep 2013 02:38 #3596

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i agree that in this day in age, people are starting to devalue offline relationships and value online relationships more. and i feel like thats ridiculous because it is indeed disrespectful. but i understand that nowadays, when you are bored, the only thing to do is check your phone and go on facebook other social networks. and although it is rude to be on the phone while someone is talking, i feel like that is the culture and trend now. and yes it is sad, but i feel like people should just get used to it because honestly it is only going to get worse and worse after this due to the improvement of technology. in my indonesian culture, it is completely fine to be talking to someone and play with your phone at the same time as long as that someone is a person who you know really well and is the same age or younger than you. i got kind of a culture shock when i moved here because in here it is super disrespectful to be talking to anybody while playing on your phone.
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Facebook Ads 02 Nov 2013 22:10 #3889

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Recently, there are a lot of people who are into a cell phone; especially among the young people. I also agree with your opinion. It is so rude and disrespectful to keep playing on their phone during the meal indeed. However, unfortunately even though people already know it is rude behavior, many people cannot control themselves and just attach their phone. some of them have conversation in the online while they are hanging out in person. In addition, some article which i read last time said many young people prefer to communicate with someone in the web than in the offline so they feel awkward when they meet some in person.
It sounds like ridiculous and stupid though it is real that many people are addicted to the cell phone now.
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