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Current Debate - Do We Depend Too Much On The Smartphone?

Do We Depend Too Much On The Smartphone?

(+) Now I can surf the web, talk on the phone and drive my car, all at the same time! (-) Life has become an untyped text message from which I'm unable to awaken. (*) (On Ciao since: 05/2014)

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What is our country turning into?

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Should Cyclists have to pass a test and have compulsory insurance?

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Current Debate - How did you celebrate the Start of 2010? Share with us your experience

How did you celebrate the Start of 2010? Share with us your experience

(+) Fun, family get together, lots of food and drink...dance until you drop! (-) Very tiring, very crowded and you pay alot of money. (*) (On Ciao since: 12/2009)

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Current Debate - Film Reboots - love them or loathe them?

Film Reboots - love them or loathe them?

(+) Not always a bad thing (-) Not always a good thing (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2015)

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Current Debate - Do employers have a right to use social networking sites and online searches to screen applicants?

Do employers have a right to use social networking sites and online searches to screen applicants?

(+) Helps an employer gain a more thorough picture of potential employees (-) Some may think it's unethical (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2013)

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Current Debate - Mother\'s Day: A lovely tradition, or is it over commercialised?

Mother's Day: A lovely tradition, or is it over commercialised?

(+) A day when we can thank our mothers (-) commercialisation (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2012)

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Should charity begin at home?

(+) Spend from your heart (-) Charity 'admin fees' (*) (On Ciao since: 05/2002)

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Current Debate - How to prepare for the first day of school

How to prepare for the first day of school

(+) A good start is important (-) When I prepared my children for school I would feel broody (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2013)

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Current Debate - Top 5 Home Energy Saving Tips

Top 5 Home Energy Saving Tips

(+) Deals around (-) Rip off Britain (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2013)

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Current Debate - Should welfare benefits be capped at £26,000?

Should welfare benefits be capped at £26,000?

(+) Might get some cheats to sign off (-) Some vulnerable people will suffer; it's a form of social cleansing (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2012)

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Current Debate - School Violence. How To Stop It?

School Violence. How To Stop It?

(+) We can change things (-) Politicians cut money and confidence (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2014)

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Current Debate - Do you think you can be more efficient at gym with the virtual reality headset?

Do you think you can be more efficient at gym with the virtual reality headset?

(+) none (-) a health & safety nightmare (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2016)

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Current Debate - Do you think the New Day will make it without a website?

Do you think the New Day will make it without a website?

(+) If the birds are incessantly tweeting 'the New Day' will survive (-) 'Trinity Mirror's' contingency plan (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2016)

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Current Debate - Organic sector: evidence of retailers awareness or simply a marketing concept?

Organic sector: evidence of retailers awareness or simply a marketing concept?

(+) Better for the environement, cosmetic growing does not need a lot of space. (-) We cannot all go organic (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2016)

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Current Debate - Is UKIP now a major political force?

Is UKIP now a major political force?

(+) Farage has the 'F' Factor - A political force. (-) Farage mechanics is only a 'Kwik Fix' and has no domestic attributes. (*) (On Ciao since: 05/2014)

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Current Debate - What do you think of online advertising?

What do you think of online advertising?

(+) Easily blocked (-) Some work computers won't let you install blocking software? (*) (On Ciao since: 06/2016)

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Current Debate - What\'s the best way to celebrate New Year\'s Eve?

What's the best way to celebrate New Year's Eve?

(+) In with the new (-) Out with the old (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2009)

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Current Debate - How Can We Improve Our Education System?

How Can We Improve Our Education System?

(+) Can the public lead change? (-) A lack of money can't save existing teachers or resources. (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2014)

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Current Debate - John Terry’s scandal - Should he remain the captain of England national team or not?

John Terry’s scandal - Should he remain the captain of England national team or not?

(+) Retaining Terry would have been better for English football and for resisting witch-hunts (-) Sacking him served no purpose except to appease media rabble-rousers (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2010)

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Current Debate - Halloween costumes ideas

Halloween costumes ideas

(+) Does not need to cost the earth and children can get involved in making outfits (-) I do not like Halloween!!! (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2013)

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How will you vote in the forthcoming General Election, and why?

(+) Democracy (-) Cameron (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2005)

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Current Debate - Is TV becoming more powerful than the state?

Is TV becoming more powerful than the state?

(+) Innovation (-) Observation (*) (On Ciao since: 05/2016)

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Current Debate - How to do Christmas presents while preserving the environment ?

How to do Christmas presents while preserving the environment ?

(+) A green Christmas is good for the environment... (-) ...taken too far it's not good for anyone else...including you! (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2015)

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Current Debate - Book early or wait for last minute deals: how will you arrange your summer holiday this year?

Book early or wait for last minute deals: how will you arrange your summer holiday this year?

(+) Hope you enjoy your trip (-) Liquids, narcotics and idiots are forbidden on this trip (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2017)

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Current Debate - Do you think that social networking sites are taking over face to face socializing?

Do you think that social networking sites are taking over face to face socializing?

(+) Contacts! (-) Hatred / Abuse / Cyber Bullying! (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2011)

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Current Debate - Can Long-Distance Relationships Work?

Can Long-Distance Relationships Work?

(+) Intense memorable times (-) Emotions got lost in translation (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2012)

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Current Debate - World Championships in Athletics Osaka 2007

World Championships in Athletics Osaka 2007

(+) Dope tests are increasing, punishments are tougher (-) Determining who took the drugs knowingly and who made a mistake (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2007)

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Current Debate - Unemployed After 50

Unemployed After 50

(+) David Essex sang about it: 'Silver Dream Machine.' (-) Untapped 'wisdom-keepers.' Occupations box individuals on age. (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2014)

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Current Debate - What impact will the outcome of the US election have on the rest of the world?

What impact will the outcome of the US election have on the rest of the world?

(+) Change for America (-) The world met Sarah Palin (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2008)

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Antisocial Networking: The Smartphone Zombie Apocalypse Has Begun

Advantages: Now I can surf the web, talk on the phone and drive my car, all at the same time!
Disadvantages: Life has become an untyped text message from which I'm unable to awaken.

INTRO/DISCLAIMER: I'VE GOT A SMARTPHONE HANG-UP Please be forewarned; I don't like telephones of any kind. If you worship wireless websurfing, feel tipsy when you fingertip-tap the top of a telepad, singalong with ringtone songs, or if your propi ...

29th_Candidate 27.05.2014 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: exceptional
Review of Do We Depend Too Much On The Smartphone?

It's just too damned hard...

Advantages: Labour-saving
Disadvantages: Labour-saving

Crystal balls Let's get the navel-gazing out of the way first: I've picked some stats from a Jan-2014 article for this introduction (referenced below). The article indicates that by the end of 2014, 1 in every 2 people will have used a mobile phone ...

pgn0 18.05.2014 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
Review of Do We Depend Too Much On The Smartphone?

The smartphone: It's just about being smart with how we use it

Advantages: Exciting technology. All the information you could want. The ability to save us time.
Disadvantages: The addictive aspect and the endless sites and apps geared at timewasting

I'm sure many of you will have seen the video 'Look Up' doing the rounds recently. To sum up it's some guy lecturing us in rhyme about how we are missing out on the world by looking down at our phones. He makes the point by suggesting that we might miss t ...

misspurple7 17.05.2014 · Read full review
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Review of Do We Depend Too Much On The Smartphone?

Only Smarties Have The Answer

Advantages: Dependency is required for progression
Disadvantages: The technophobe's trepidation

The graphic to this ‘Current Issue’ illustrates perfectly the immense wonderment the Smartphone brings to our lives daily – it isn’t hyperbole when I term it: ‘pure demented fun, you can see it in her eyes.’ She’s within thirty seconds of doing a Meg Rya ...

1st2thebar 21.05.2014 · Read full review
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Review of Do We Depend Too Much On The Smartphone?

They are not that smart - and they make their users stupid

Advantages: A portable phone is sometimes useful as is the ocassional web look up
Disadvantages: Oh so many - not least the end of civilisation as we know it

Many moons ago here on Ciao I wrote a ranting review against the curse that was 'mobile' phones ('cell' phones to those across the water). My hatred of those devices was based upon so many factors : the rude public usage, the ringtones, the phoning driver ...

buzios 29.05.2014 · Read full review
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