Editor's Note: Choosing a real life over an electronic one
Ever heard of phubbing? If you haven’t heard the word, you’ve probably seen the behavior. If you have a smartphone, you might even be guilty of it.
Phubbing is a contraction of “phone snubbing,” and describes the behavior of ignoring the people you are physically with while you interact with your cell phone or other device. It’s common, and it’s rude, and I’ve probably done it at least once.
It’s hard to ignore that chime or buzz that means a message is waiting. But when we jump to check it, we’re basically communicating to the person we’re with that we’re only in this until something better comes along.
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