Snapchat that moment with your heart, not your phone
by Hacer Hâle Irmak
May 14, 2014 - 12:00 am GMT+3
by Hacer Hâle Irmak
May 14, 2014 12:00 am
Has the era of smartphones and everything chargeable actually made us socially dysfunctional? The next time you are in a group gathering, I want you to pick a phone and just look around. Any time. How many of those in your company have reached out and updated their news feed, tweeted or checked their mail expecting something unexpected to come through. It is perhaps due to this… that the conversation never really takes off. The hypnotic state of people concerned with everything but the "moment" often leads them to miss creating a memory.
No living moment seems to be too important to put down that phone. People are gradually coming to realize that the moment they are living in is more important than what others are doing. In hope of solving this problem, friends are getting together and challenging one another to bring back good old conversation by turning it into a game. The next time you are at a dinner, challenge your friends by collecting all their phones and putting them at the end of the table. The first person to reach for their phone is the one to pay the bill. This will surely bring everyone's attention to the table. Another major issue is being distracted by a phone while driving. Red nail polish brings a new solution to this problem. "Distracted driving" is the new term coined for drivers who reach for their phones while driving. And this doesn't just refer to answering calls while driving, but anything that takes your eyes off the road and onto your phone.
Texting, posting pictures and browsing the web are all dangerous habits, but most of us just see them as bad habits. Here's a new solution for distracted driving. Paint bright red nail polish on your thumbnail so every time you pick up your phone while driving, this will be a friendly reminder, a red alert to discourage you from texting, posting pictures or browsing the web. Join the movement and pass the message on: Life is too valuable to risk.