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Weekly Writing Challenge: Cell Phones as a distraction or blessing?


SMARTPHONES: BLESSING OR CURSE?

Is the ubiquitous internet — that constant need to ogle our phones at the first free moment — affecting our ability to focus? Do you find yourself compelled to change your Facebook status, or check your blog stats, or forward that new lolcat when you should be writing that proposal, building that deck, or designing that new site? Do you give your spouse laser eyes when you’ve served dinner and they’re texting a friend or taking a call while dinner gets cold? Is that constant alluring stream of self-validating Twitter @replies, Facebook Likes, and Instagram hearts affecting our ability to relate to human beings in the flesh?

Answer the poll below, then expand on your thoughts and feelings about whether or not the internet is ruining our focus and our ability to relate to other humans in an original blog post on your site. Be sure to tag your entry with DPchallenge.

I have to admit that as little as I know about my phone, I am addicted to Words With Friends as it does help to keep me calm throughout the day.  I find a challenge in trying to use all of my letters in one pass or at least most of them till I get to the end and then I just hope to use them.  
I do put my phone down when I have company.  I will tell phone callers (that are not customers), that I have company and will call them back and will wait to answer text messages as long as they are not customers.  

I have different ringtones to signify whether it is gmail notifications or if it is a facebook or email.  I also have a separate ringtone to let me know a text has come in so that I am not constantly checking my phone.

Since Words With Friends has a mind of it’s own and some days I can’t play for close to ten hours at a stretch, I will go a long time without being on my phone.

If my phone is on the charger I might not even get a call much less a text message for days till my cat drops the phone.

We do use the phone for our square https://squareup.com/  for business transactions.  This I love.  It has made life much easier.

What are your feelings on this subject has it taken away from social skills?

Please take my poll below and let me know

Thank you as always for reading and for your feedback,

Tammye Honey

 


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Daily Prompt: Communicating in Cyber World


Daily Prompt: It’s a Text, Text, Text, Text World

How do you communicate differently online than in person, if at all?
How do you communicate emotion and intent in a purely written medium?

I am not a fan of the text or the chat box.  I end up giving my telephone number and asking the person to call me.
Even answering a text message on the phone if it has to go into detail will end up being that way.

I love skype as I can actually talk to the person and type at the same time so if they don’t understand then I can speak.

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My hubby uses the Skype for questions regarding  Tupperware.  This way he can explain the answers that customers have regarding the product.  It would be just too much to type.

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Here is what some other Daily Prompt Writers had to say on the subject as I go to clean my keyboard from the spilled coffee of the first cup this morning:

  1. Weekly Photo Challenge ABOVE | 2013 Weekly Photo Challenge Blog
  2. Imagining the author | idiotisms
  3. May 4 Daily Prompt: It’s a Text, Text, Text, Text World | Nadeen’s Corner
  4. Not the Boy Who Cried Wolf | Daily Prompt: It’s a Text, Text, Text, Text World | likereadingontrains
  5. Daily Prompt: It’s a Text, Text, Text, Text, World « Mama Bear Musings
  6. 6 The Big News: DPChallenge | Sofie’s Diary
  7. Netizen/Citizen | Sofistikeyted
  8. I Don’t Want To Be Politically Correct I Just Want To Be Left Alone | The Jittery Goat
  9. Ghost in the Machine | Matthew Vett’s Development Blog
  10. Daily Prompt: It’s a Text, Text, Text, Text World | Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss
  11. Let’s talk | Spunky Wayfarer
  12. Daily Prompt: it’s A Text, Text, Text World | Morrighan’s Muse

Stay dry and stay safe,

Tammye Honey