During our Talk Mobile discussion, one of the topics was the dark side of mobile gaming. We talked about phone addiction and ignoring the people in our "real" lives in favor of our virtual friends.
I came across this video from Thailand that really puts this into perspective. Even if you don't speak the language, just watching the video gets the point across in grand fashion. When you're with real people doing real things in real life, your phone cuts that connection and you're essentially checking out from whatever it is that you may be doing.
We're all guilty of it. Checking our phones when on a date, out to dinner or just hanging at home with our kids. Not only is it bad social etiquette but it also affects your friends and family in the process. It's an addiction that we all face as BlackBerry users and that's just all there is to it.
Watching this video made me realize that I'm guilty of this on plenty of occasions. Being in the tech industry and that it's my job makes it a bit worse, but I'm actually not bad in comparison to Bla1ze who is definitely the worst offender (with Kevin a very close second).
So just how bad is your addiction? Do you check out often when you're with other people? Hit up the comments and let us know!
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