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More than half of Argentines watch cell phone in the middle of conversations, according to poll

More than 57 percent of Argentines in face-to-face encounters start checking their cell phone in the middle of the conversation

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More than 57 percent of Argentines said in a survey that in face-to-face encounters with family or friends, the other person starts checking their cell phone in the middle of the conversation, an action called “phubbing,” revealed a report on behaviors linked to “addiction to technology” disseminated by a university.
“ While the cell phone can be a tool that connects people there is a risk that, because you can not stop paying attention to it in the midst of social interactions, one will “distreat” (a mild form of social abuse) the person in charge,” the University's research described 21st century.
In this line, he added that there are people who “unintentionally, can interrupt social dialogue with someone present because they are using their cell phone,” a behavior called “phubbing”.
In particular, 57.7 percent of respondents said that in face-to-face conversations, in family and friends, the other person starts checking their cell phone in the middle of the conversation.
Also, 13.3 percent assumed that they interrupt conversations with family and friends to check their cell phone.

Source: Télam

Publication Date: 12/02/2019

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