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Facebook Ads 25 Nov 2013 02:16 #4054

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I totally agree with you, it is so rude. I’m embarrassed every time I bring someone home to meet my family and they are on their phone (for example). Of course sometimes it’s really important emails from work or maybe your wife is pregnant but it will never be something that important on social media that gives you the excuse to check Facebook while having dinner. I just don’t get how some people think when they are using internet or texting while you are having dinner with family or friends, if you think your phone is so important you should stay home next time.
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Facebook Ads 25 Nov 2013 04:53 #4071

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I think Zuckerberg might be a little biased about people burying their faces in their phones... It IS how he makes his money. I definitely think for the most part that being on your phone during dinner or other social gatherings can be extremely rude. That being said, there are some situations where I don't think it is as big of an issue.

My fiancé will join me and my coworkers after a long day and he's normally a very sociable guy. There are those rough days at work that spill over into our social nights outs where it seems like all we're doing is talking about work. His job is almost the complete opposite of ours, so when the conversation moves to that, and it's obvious it'll be awhile, I don't think it's that rude for him to pull out his phone and surf the social networks or play some games. He's there with me and will always break away from his phone whenever we change the subjects or get him involved somehow.

I do see it more and more with the younger generation doing this in a rather formal setting and that is a little disheartening. Eventually, they'll either grow up and realize there is an entire world four inches up from their face........ Or Zuckerberg will find a way to make actually being social obsolete. Let's hope it's the former.
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Facebook Ads 05 Mar 2014 17:04 #4240

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I agree with you that social media such as Facebook has been influencing some of the traditions and social etiquette in our real lives. Truly, technology has been making our lives easier and creating some miracles never foreseen before. It has connected people and made the flatter. However, social media has also reshaped some of the key values in our tradition culture. I think we should have a better judgment of our own.Some of the key values in our culture still need to be valued and cherished forever.
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Facebook Ads 09 Mar 2014 20:48 #4284

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I am going to throw a little bit of a curve ball here and say yes I think it can be rude to check your phone while having dinner with someone or frankly doing it in a social environment BUT there are exceptions to that rule.

On more than one occasion a topic of conversation over dinner or in a social outing could be related to something I read on Facebook or a publishing site. At that point I may to introduce my phone into the conversation.

It is not rude if you are using it to show someone something you may have read of learned that day.

Also, what if you want to share a photo or album from a trip. It may be appropriate to bring the phone in as well.

Yes, I agree with you that it is very rude if you are in the middle of conversation with someone and they pull out their phone to check Facebook or read email. It definitely is a sign of disrespect and/or boredom but on the flip side your phone can actually be a really helpful and great conversation starter.
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Facebook Ads 08 May 2016 20:56 #9729

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I also have noticed how aggressively Facebook is trying to dominate the social life of people through advertisements. For me, it used to be very disturbing that phones are on the way while I was having a meal, but ever since I started two jobs, in which fast responsiveness is the way I keep my jobs running, I started to keep my phone on the table as well. I would not say that I would use it to “check my Facebook,” but I would keep it for work purposes.
I saw an article in Forbes recently that was on the topic of employee monitoring, and it was saying that Facebook sells the activity of their users to the employers of those individuals, so the employer can keep track of the worker. I was not regular Facebook user, but after reading the story, I started using it even less.
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Facebook Ads 22 May 2016 10:21 #9868

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Jennifer,

SLOW CLAP.... I agree with you that checking your phone at all wile at dinner is absolutely rude. In the case of an emergency is the only exception. I have to comment also to the person who made mention that checking Facebook or your emails while at a dinner party is good way to introduce new conversation and to that I say it seems a bit of a reach, You have the ability to check for stimulating dinner conversation on your own prior to attending a dinner so maybe throw that excuse to be a slave to your smart phone out the window. I think that smart phone usage has become a category 5 addiction and it is changing the way we as humans know how to connect. Several Psychologically studies prove that we are losing our ability to connect because of this new addiction. Japan has issued a stipend to any Japanese who will get married because a section of japan has STOPPED DATING and the next generation has no interest in procreating because they are desensitized to human connection because of their smart phone usage.
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