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Is your smartphone killing relationships?

( Updated: 2015-05-11 08:15

Editor's note: Technology, especially the smartphone, has changed the way we live and communicate. An All-China Women's Federation survey found the more time people spend on mobile electronic devices; the greater the risk family relationships are put at. Are smartphones eroding family ties and ruining communication? You're welcome to leave your comments.

Austin (UK)

Too true, go out and see how many people have their phones on their table or how many couples sit opposite one other looking down at their phones! I went to a supposedly plush club in London and everyone was sitting, looking down at their phones the entire night! I used to be addicted to my smartphone too, but now I use a basic one and barely touch it, I wish more people would consider giving up their phones and interact with the world around them! I'm sure people are lonelier than ever before and this is one of the main reasons.

Is your smartphone killing relationships?

A young man uses his Apple iPhone 4S smartphone on the street in Shanghai, China, on Sept 11, 2012. [Photo/IC]

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