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lopatir wrote:
(if not sole form of interaction),
That is exeactly my impression - that quite a few people has sm (that abbreviation had a different meaning a few years ago!) as their sole form of interaction.

I have a number of "friends" who, when we sit down for a cup of coffee or a beer, put their smartphone on the table before the cup/glass is there, to dive into som SM app. I don't need to say a word. In fact, it disturbs them. First I have to make some sound to catch their attention, and then, what I say must be more interesting than what the smartphone provides. Especially one of my friends never care to let me speak the sentence to the end before he interrupts me with some "uhuh"-like sound and dives into his phone again. His social obligation was fulfilled by looking up.

I no longer invite people to come to me to see that movie I was talking about (I have got a decent projector and movie room): Three out of four times, my invitation is met with: "I can probably find it on Netflix myself". A friend of mine really wanted to read a book that I own; I said he could borrow my copy. But no: He never read paper books any more, so if I couldn't provide a digital copy, he would try to find it on some book streaming service.

Being digital and internet isn't enough: At least two of my friends do have email addresses, but check their inbox biweekly, at most every week. If something is urgent, it has happened that I send them an SMS to ask if they have any comments. The standard answer is "I have looked at it, but haven't had time to study it closely". Yeah, right. Both have zero understanding for my rejection of FB.

Twenty years ago, there was a Swedish youth movie marketed internationally as "Show me love" (the original title, "F**ing Åmål", was not acceptable in the free and liberal USofA). This was when the most advanced mobile phones had polyphonic ring tones, but the teenage boys were extremely fascinated them, comparing ring tones and thickness and lenght and games and whathaveyou. A really funny episode is when one of the girls makes repeated tries to catch the attention of her boyfriend, but he is so immersed in comparing mobiles that he ignored the girl completely. So she gives up, walks over to the fixed-line phone, in the same room, and calls him up. To that he responds! - and she breaks up with him over the phone Smile | :)

20 years ago, that was really funny. Nowdays: That's the way you do it, isn't it? Except that you use FB or some other SM thing, rather than an old style phone.

Sometimes I say to myself that maybe "sm" is not redefined that much (as seen from an old-style "human values" point of view).
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