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*Are You A Phubber?

With our ever-increasing affection for mobile “phones” — and they ARE so much more than phones now, aren’t they? — a new verb has arisen: “phubbing.” It’s been defined as the act of snubbing someone in a social setting by looking at your phone instead of paying attention to the person you’re with.

I’ve been there. On both sides of that muther phubber. But increasingly, both sides are driving me nuts. And I’m not alone — stopphubbing.com has my back.

The site offers posters for free download, some of which would be great for restaurants, coffee shops and the like. They feature messages like: “While you finish updating your status, we’ll gladly serve the polite person behind you” and “Attention Phubbers: No Tweeting, No Facebook, No Instagram, No Foursquare, No Sexting. Respect the food, the music and the company you’re in.”

Read/learn more at EURThisNthat.com