You’ve been phubbed. You know…when you are sitting at dinner chatting with a friend and he picks up his phone and starts texting away…totally oblivious that he is ignoring you…phubbed.
Baylor University Professor James A. Roberts identifies this term as a combination of the word phone and snubbed. We’re taking an educated guess here, but we’re thinking he may have been phubbed a time or two on campus as he was compelled to write a book about cell phone addiction.
So true confession time… Are you the phubber or the phubbee? Have you ever been caught looking at your phone in the middle of a conversation? Is your phone always in your line of vision or in your hand? If the dialogue wanes, do you immediately reach for your mobile?
Our hypothesis: It is very likely that you have been on both the receiving and giving end of this experience.
Technology certainly facilitates connectivity, but according to Dr. Roberts, it can cause relationship issues. He talks about this with his trademark sense of humor in his recent book “Too Much of a Good Thing: Are You Addicted to Your Cell Phone?” Research has shown that cell phone addiction is a reality. We do confess that we’re seriously obsessed with wireless communication around here; although ours is with the primary focus of saving our clients significant money.
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