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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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  • Jim 2012/01/13 02:58:57
    Yes, it's a cool concept.
    Jim
    +5
    Ignoring your phone while there are people right in front of you?!? What, were these people raised by wolves?!? LOL
  • Fef 2012/01/13 02:54:54
    Yes, it's a cool concept.
    Fef
    +7
    I'll make sure to have my dinner guests phones texted and called constantly so they have to pick it up and pick up the bill, too!
  • Jesse McEachran 2012/01/13 02:47:30
    No, it's just another lame idea.
    Jesse McEachran
    +2
    You should always put your phone on silent or Vibrate if you are visiting with other people.
  • carl 2012/01/13 02:32:52
    Yes, it's a cool concept.
    carl
    +5
    People are too atatched to their phones, great idea.
  • Ben 2012/01/13 02:30:19
    No, it's just another lame idea.
    Ben
  • Sue MacDonald Kyak 2012/01/13 02:27:45
    Yes, it's a cool concept.
    Sue MacDonald Kyak
    +3
    I hate when you're out with friends and they pay more attention to their phones than the people that are right in front of their face!
  • Joseph Arrington 2012/01/13 02:23:24
    Yes, it's a cool concept.
    Joseph Arrington
    +5
    Given some people I have known, I think I will make it a requirement to eat with me. Not to be a douche bag about it, though I will be, I went out to dinner with you, not at the same time, to the same restaurant, to sit at the same table, and ignore you.
  • PяєттyYσυиgTнiиg 2012/01/13 02:21:59
    Yes, it's a cool concept.
    PяєттyYσυиgTнiиg
    +6
    Easy for me. I never know where I left my phone anyways... It takes minutes (or hours) for me to see a new message or to check my missed calls. :P
  • JonahTFOT 2012/01/13 02:21:07
    No, it's just another lame idea.
    JonahTFOT
    Phones are beneficial to social life. You can talk and text at the same time, it is possible.
  • Sue Mac... JonahTFOT 2012/01/13 02:29:27
    Sue MacDonald Kyak
    +6
    Why not give the person you're out with your full attention, it's just rude to be constantly checking your phone when out with others!
  • Monster... Sue Mac... 2012/01/13 02:56:54
    Monster Claws
    +2
    yeah this girl came over my house for the weekend and all she did was ignore me and call people and text people and use MY laptop to go skype her semi retarded friends
  • Overexp... Monster... 2012/01/13 17:42:59
    Overexposed
    +2
    Really?
    Obviously you just weren't charming enough, you should've tapped dat ass!
  • Monster... Overexp... 2012/01/13 21:51:26
    Monster Claws
    ... what? id only do a pretty girl.... shes ugly as hell
  • Overexp... Monster... 2012/01/13 22:10:43
    Overexposed
    +2
    Oh... Then why was she even there?
  • Monster... Overexp... 2012/01/13 23:08:46
    Monster Claws
    +2
    because shes best friends with my sister
    and in her mind best friends with me.....
  • Overexp... Monster... 2012/01/13 23:49:18
    Overexposed
    +2
    Ooh... i hate that!
  • Sue Mac... Monster... 2012/01/19 02:42:15 (edited)
    Sue MacDonald Kyak
    +1
    You should have kicked her ass out!
  • Wizard Sue Mac... 2012/01/13 08:55:24 (edited)
    Wizard
    I just got a smart phone for Christmas. It IS pretty cool. But I hate how the speller substitutes words before I finish them...then leaves them in the message...so I have to backspace to erase. Of course...I have discovered I have 300 Facebook friends. With my email notifier also installed...and I get about 200 emails a day...the phone beeps and boops about every five minutes when something comes in. I can see where a teen that is socially connected could find it hard to breakaway with so much information loading onto their phones.

    I am finding it great for a portable web browser.
  • Sue Mac... Wizard 2012/01/19 02:43:54
    Sue MacDonald Kyak
    +1
    I get it, it's tempting to check it all the time but it's so annoying for the other person!
  • Wizard Sue Mac... 2012/02/08 21:01:38
    Wizard
    +1
    I just cancelled the new email notification for Yahoo on my new smart phone. With...count em..5000 un opened emails...the little harp noise was driving me crazy within an hour after I activated it. Then...it took a half hour to figure out how to shut it up! And vibrating itself to death would shorten the power as I like to surf.
  • Sue Mac... Wizard 2012/02/11 04:55:15
    Sue MacDonald Kyak
    +1
    Oh, that would drive me crazy too!!
  • JonahTFOT Sue Mac... 2012/01/16 01:16:49
    JonahTFOT
    +1
    I'm just saying that it's possible. It is rude, but there is nothing wrong with checking your phone a couple of times when there is a lull in the conversation or something similar.
  • Sue Mac... JonahTFOT 2012/01/19 02:45:27
    Sue MacDonald Kyak
    +1
    A quick phone check is fine - but I've seen so many people just be plain out rude when they're using their phones I can't stand it anymore!
  • JonahTFOT Sue Mac... 2012/01/20 01:15:01
    JonahTFOT
    +1
    I agree. It's okay up to a certain extent, but there's a point where it's plain rude.
  • Wizard JonahTFOT 2012/01/19 09:21:46
    Wizard
    +1
    I have to check my screen for a few seconds periodically as it beeps. If I miss certain messages from eBay...I could lose money. (auctions. and offers)
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  • ★misfit★ 2012/01/13 02:00:22
    No, it's just another lame idea.
    ★misfit★
    +2
    I don't use my cell phone all the time, and when I do, it's because one of the 3 people who have my phone number really needs to talk to me. So this would just be pointless and potentially problematic for me. For people who are getting calls and texts 24/7, they need to get to the root of the problem instead of playing not-answer-the-phone games. I think a good idea is to give people who you don't want to answer calls from all the time (like acquaintances, bosses, overly chatty friends, etc.) only your home phone number or the number of a separate cell phone you leave at home. And only give family and close friends the number of the cell you take with you. Problem solved.
  • Wizard ★misfit★ 2012/01/21 04:50:22
    Wizard
    +1
    It is a cool idea for regular folks...but a terrible idea for doctors, lawyers (who leave it in voice mail anyway), and store managers.
  • SebaTheSociallyAwkwardPenguin 2012/01/13 01:49:47
    Yes, it's a cool concept.
    SebaTheSociallyAwkwardPenguin
    +3
    gets people away from technology
  • Student 2012/01/13 01:46:08
    Yes, it's a cool concept.
    Student
    +5
    But I love iPhone Face Time.
  • Wizard Student 2012/01/19 04:46:04 (edited)
    Wizard
    I know it is not what you mean...but smart phones often come with a face cam at the top of the keyboard that can be switched to capture. web cam chat. So you can visit via web cams with a friend...using your phone. How lazy is that...if they are at the same table?
  • Student Wizard 2012/01/19 23:09:53
    Student
    +1
    Thanks. I appreciate this new knowledge. The iPhone 4S, has a similar setup. The requirement is that WiFi is utilized. This is lazy. But I do it because only one person that I know has the capability and is willing to use it. Again, thank you so much.
  • Wizard Student 2012/01/21 07:04:06 (edited)
    Wizard
    +1
    The best place to use wi-fi calling is in places like Mc Donalds. The hookup is free...and with Skype type software installed...with face cam going...there is no cost for the call. And in open places like a fast food...you do not have to feel obligated to order food.

    MANY wi-fi tablets can do the same thing. Anyway there are a lot of ways to not only stay in touch...but waste a lot of time.
  • Student Wizard 2012/02/08 13:49:52
    Student
    +1
    Thank you so much. McDonalds works. I did get Skype, free. Now, I am looking wifi eReaders. The Nook is on sale at HSN. I want to try it at McDonalds when I make up my mind that I want to invest in it.
  • thksfrthmmrs 2012/01/13 01:45:25
    No, it's just another lame idea.
    thksfrthmmrs
  • cupcakes 2012/01/13 01:33:18
    Yes, it's a cool concept.
    cupcakes
    +3
    i'd be world champion
  • Kevin1111 2012/01/13 01:32:03
    Yes, it's a cool concept.
    Kevin1111
    +3
    What a great idea! Let's focus on the real human interaction around us!
  • angel123 2012/01/13 01:29:44
    Yes, it's a cool concept.
    angel123
    +3
    Yes bc of u get too attached to it or an object one day it might break and y might lose it and do something crazy and it's bad for ur health
  • Jenna_<3's_U 2012/01/13 01:28:45
    Yes, it's a cool concept.
    Jenna_<3's_U

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