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[Infographic] Have Phones Killed The Conversation?

How many times have your partner glared at you over the dinner table as you finger your precious mobile phone to reply to a text message or post that Twitter update? I know it’s happened to me quite a few times.

It seems that we simply don’t talk as much anymore. In fact, the average phone call is now 50% shorter than it was just five years ago, corresponding with a massive increase in texting. Social norms have changed because of this, and it doesn’t bode well for interpersonal relationships. It’s no wonder we resort to phone stacking games in order to bring some life back to dinner conversations.

Here’s an infographic from LiGo that puts together some statistics on how the mobile phone have affected conversations:



Daniel Goh is the founder and chief editor of Young | Upstarts, as well as an F&B entrepreneur. Daniel has a background in public relations, and is interested in issues in entrepreneurship, small business, marketing, public relations and the online space. He can be reached at daniel [at] youngupstarts [dot] com.

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