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- Feb 23, 2015
- Brisbane, Australia
- Real Name
- Damiano Visocnik
Looking at the web-junkies around me, I decided for myself to switch back to the phone with answering machine. So when I'm outside or with friends I enjoy being not "reachable". Same with my emails: only at fixed times. And when having a coffee or sitting together for a nice meal I ask them to switch off their toys for the time we are together. It would take pages to tell the good effects of this.
The main effect of this change: those who are important to me still get in touch with me, but I'm rid of most "pains in the neck", as they only use social media. Sitting together with friends who look at you, talk with you, have fun with you ... without permanently goggling down on their smartphones for messages or cutting conversations in the middle of a sentence to answer the nervous ringtone and talk into the gadget.
I do the same. And for the ones that can not switch their phones off when invited over to dinner no longer receive and invitation.
We both benefit from that arrangement