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Would You Participate in Phone Stacking?

Fun 2012/01/13 01:21:28
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What started out as a silly little idea has blown into a viral sensation -- and one that people are actually testing out. "Phone stacking" isn't your average internet meme. It's actually a really cool concept. And it's for people who are a little too attached to their phones.

This is how it works: before a dinner with friends or family (or any event where real-life social interaction is suggested), people stack their phones one-by-one on top of each other. Then, they do the unthinkable: continue on with their lives as if the electronic device isn't even there. If they hear a sound indicating a text message, they ignore it. If they hear their phone ringing, they simply pretend they don't. And then they carry on with their dinner.

But here's the catch: whoever can't bare the thought of overlooking their latest text and ends up caving by grabbing for their phone, loses. And then they have to pay the bill for dinner, or buy a round of drinks for everyone, or...well, you get the idea. So, what do you think? Is phone stacking a cool idea -- or is it just another pointless game that somehow got popular?



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  • S123 AndrewT... 2012/01/15 20:29:35
    S123
    "I'm fed up of people who don't even make eye contact with you when in a conversation because they are glued to their phone." Maybe the people who play that game would stop doing that.
  • Shirley 2012/01/14 06:07:06
  • Christiexjmdmj ~Killjoys, m... 2012/01/14 05:52:18
    Yes, it's a cool concept.
    Christiexjmdmj ~Killjoys, make some noise!~
    +2
    Not necessarily a "cool concept" but I don't think it's lame. I just think it's a fun way to test your friends. Not like people are obsessing about it the whole time, it's just a chance for a little fun if people think of it that way.
    No need to get so serious about it, people. It's trivial! It's not like this one little thing means all people with cell phones are ignorant, self-obsessed losers...
  • Angry Congressman 2012/01/14 05:45:41
    No, it's just another lame idea.
    Angry Congressman
    +3
    Turn it the hell off????????
  • BonnieDeutsch 2012/01/14 04:57:11
    Yes, it's a cool concept.
    BonnieDeutsch
    +3
    Anything that will get people away from their phones I support.
  • Dub 2012/01/14 03:55:30
    Yes, it's a cool concept.
    Dub
    +2
    Even tho I may lose, its a good idea.
  • Darkitec 2012/01/14 03:45:34
    Yes, it's a cool concept.
    Darkitec
    +3
    But then again, I'm not addicted to my phone and I've disabled testing, so I would most likely never pay for a meal again as long as the fad stays popular.
  • unaff 2012/01/14 02:13:30
    Yes, it's a cool concept.
    unaff
    +2
    Sounds like a hoot.
  • Chris D 2012/01/14 00:54:08
    Yes, it's a cool concept.
    Chris D
    +2
    rack em, and stack em

    iphone stacking
  • Rob 2012/01/14 00:52:13
    Yes, it's a cool concept.
    Rob
    +3
    A better idea would be to just turn the devices off.
  • pink_fish_ 2012/01/14 00:44:10 (edited)
    No, it's just another lame idea.
    pink_fish_
    +3
    What about just simply not answering your phone if you don't want to???
  • Starri_Scarlett 2012/01/14 00:30:07
    Yes, it's a cool concept.
    Starri_Scarlett
    +4
    I think its good people are making a conscientious effort to put their cyber-lives to one side and interact with the real world. It's so annoying to be out with someone but know you dont have their full attention, and have them constantly pick up their phone and text people or whatever!
  • XCloudPandaX 2012/01/14 00:22:16
    Yes, it's a cool concept.
    XCloudPandaX
    +2
    hmm...>w> seems like a fun game~
  • Donna Wolf 2012/01/14 00:14:39
    No, it's just another lame idea.
    Donna Wolf
    +6
    So instead of texting or talking on the phone...they obsess over it and talk ABOUT IT all through dinner. UGH. Just leave it in the car for the dinner. If the people you are with aren't important enough to spend uninterrupted time with...keep yourself AND YOUR phone at home! IMHO! no cell phones
  • Doug King 2012/01/13 23:48:45
    Yes, it's a cool concept.
    Doug King
    +2
    I might have to try that at my house.
  • apachehellfire65 2012/01/13 23:46:20
    No, it's just another lame idea.
    apachehellfire65
    +3
    sounds like another senseless yuppie game to try to bring some meaning to their otherwise meaningless lives.
  • sally 2012/01/13 22:38:57
    Yes, it's a cool concept.
    sally
    +2
    I would never lose.
  • lmnlme10921 2012/01/13 22:30:11
    Yes, it's a cool concept.
    lmnlme10921
    +2
    I think that's one activity I might actually be able to win.
  • NickTheAceBassist 2012/01/13 21:51:43
    Yes, it's a cool concept.
    NickTheAceBassist
    +2
    It's funny when the one on the bottom vibrates knocking over the rest...
  • Mrs. Wedgwood 2012/01/13 21:35:28
    Yes, it's a cool concept.
    Mrs. Wedgwood
    +4
    And that's the way it should be. It's rude to talk on the phone during dinner or during a social event.
  • Axe Grinder 2012/01/13 20:42:45
    Yes, it's a cool concept.
    Axe Grinder
    +5
    Well, I'm old enough to remember a time when cell phones didn't exist. Back when you had an answering machine, and you'd never answer a call before, screening it first, and if they hung up, too bad. Then came caller I.D. So yeah, not responding to a phone ring immediately is something I have a LOT of experience with. I'd win every single time.
  • sophieissophie 2012/01/13 20:35:04
    Yes, it's a cool concept.
    sophieissophie
    +2
    It sure is a cool concept but I dont know if i'd try it or not..
  • Keenan Taylor 2012/01/13 20:33:54
    Yes, it's a cool concept.
    Keenan Taylor
    +2
    that would be nice to try with the exception of important calls. gets on my nerves when some one i take out is on the phone the whole time while i have done it before it was because some thing serious was happening
  • harasnicole 2012/01/13 20:16:39
    Yes, it's a cool concept.
    harasnicole
    +2
    I almost clicked no, but then I read the story, and I think it's pretty damn cool. Most of America are so attached to their electronic devices nowadays, it's like no one knows how to be social anymore.

    Too bad I don't get that many calls and texts, though. Really, the only thing I'm addicted to is Words With Friends.
  • Moonage 2012/01/13 19:40:13
    No, it's just another lame idea.
    Moonage
    +2
    I would win every time with my crowd.
  • melody_K 2012/01/13 19:03:12
    No, it's just another lame idea.
    melody_K
    +3
    That is really, really lame.
  • (>*~*)>Zombiecat<(*-*<) 2012/01/13 18:48:18
    No, it's just another lame idea.
    (>*~*)>Zombiecat<(*-*<)
    +2
    stupidity. people are stupid.
  • wpsark 2012/01/13 18:47:38 (edited)
    Yes, it's a cool concept.
    wpsark
    +2
    I wouldn't need to try it though....I have control and am not obsessed w/ my cell phone, especially while having dinner
  • Mike 2012/01/13 18:46:16
    No, it's just another lame idea.
    Mike
    +2
    get a life
  • Skar 2012/01/13 18:22:08
    Yes, it's a cool concept.
    Skar
    +4
    I would give it a try. Plus, most of my friends are a lot more attached to their phones than I am so maybe I could get some free drinks out of it.
  • RyanHayes 2012/01/13 18:19:46
    Yes, it's a cool concept.
    RyanHayes
    +2
    Its creative in my opinion
  • Crazy926 2012/01/13 18:19:38
    Yes, it's a cool concept.
    Crazy926
  • cinbadl 2012/01/13 18:15:25
  • Tree-Hugger 2012/01/13 18:05:09 (edited)
    No, it's just another lame idea.
    Tree-Hugger
    +5
    That is ...pathetic. It sounds like a game a couple of five-year-olds came up with.
    Wait a minute, whats the point in stacking them? Can't they just put them in a bag or something and not look? Pathetic.
  • Hazuki 2012/01/13 17:45:21
    Yes, it's a cool concept.
    Hazuki
    +2
    Well it would be if I got texts
  • Tom 2012/01/13 16:51:01
    Yes, it's a cool concept.
    Tom
    +4
    Those who voted "no" just know that they'd end up picking up alot of checks:)
  • CielPha... Tom 2012/01/13 17:04:44
    CielPhantomhive.BN-0
    +2
    I never pay,so I wouldn't haha.
  • Tom CielPha... 2012/01/13 17:06:24
    Tom
    +1
    I've got no problem ignoring my phone for free food:)
  • CielPha... Tom 2012/01/13 17:09:25
    CielPhantomhive.BN-0
    +1
    I maybe would if I was older and had to pay :)
  • cinbadl Tom 2012/01/13 18:30:04

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