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Phubbing: the term that defines Anti-Social Act of Phone Use

Aug 6, 2013 12:18 IST

PhubbingPhubbing: the act of snubbing someone in a social setting by looking at your phone instead of paying attention.

Phubbing is the new term coined to highlight the anti-social phone use. Phubbing is defined as the act of snubbing someone in a social setting by looking at your phone instead of paying attention. The term was coined by the international Stop Phubbing Campaign Group.

Phubbing Campaign
The Stop Phubbing Campaign was started by Alex Haigh (23) from Melbourne. The campaign has also mentioned the Disturbing Phubbing Stats and they are:

• If Phubbing were a Plague it would decimate 6 Chinas
• On an average a restaurant will see 36 cases of phubbing per dinner session (which is eual to spending 570 days alone, while in company of others)
• 97 percent of people claim that their food tasted worse while being a victim of Phubbing
• 92 percent of repeat phubbers go on to become politicians
• 87 percent of teens can communicate via text, than face-to-face
The majority of Phubbers use their phone to:
  a) Make a status update
  b) Text someone better than you
  c) Purchase music
  d) Google chuch Norris
  e) Play games
  f) Search for a laundramat,
  g) LOL at a joke when that isn’t yours


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