Technology Is The New Smoking
July 25, 2011 at 20:08 PM EDT
We've all been there; You're at an outing or a dinner table with friends but itching to check your email or Facebook or Twitter or Instagram or Google Plus or Yammer or what ever digital hit of serotonin you prefer. Have you ever "gone to the bathroom" in order to check email or come up with a socially appropriate excuse to pull out your smartphone just so you can check your @ replies on Twitter? Remember when the critical mass of smokers used to leave the table or meeting in groups to go indulge their habit? I straight up open my laptop at bars and parties, and then feel more guilty about that than drinking.