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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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Current Debate - The new Nintendo Switch

The new Nintendo Switch

(+) It looks awesome... (-) Battery life and price (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2017)

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Current Debate - Valentine’s Day is approaching. What are your favourite “Valentine\'s memories”?

Valentine’s Day is approaching. What are your favourite “Valentine's memories”?

(+) Unhealthy in a good way (-) Emotive behaviour patterns - beyond reality (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2011)

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Current Debate - HS2: Can the UK afford the high speed rail network system?

HS2: Can the UK afford the high speed rail network system?

(+) I'll be able to get around faster on my pensioners rail card (-) Not immediate enough to create a boost, technology may supercede it, and it may never happen. (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2013)

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Did man land on the moon?

(+) The absurd hoax theory hasn't gained much traction anywhere (-) Some people nevertheless believe it, simply because "governments lie" (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2004)

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How do you shop for food?

(+) Eradicated some disease, some efficiencies (-) Use of Fossil Fuels, Pollution, Destruction of the Ecosystem (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2004)

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Current Debate - BBC 3 to be axed. Do you agree?

BBC 3 to be axed. Do you agree?

(+) Money saved (-) BBC life support being slowly turned off (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2014)

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Should cannabis be legalised?

(+) Your favourite music? Look around you... (-) erm... I can't remember them (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2002)

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Current Debate - What is your view on the Wikileaks case and its controversial protagonist Julian Assange?

What is your view on the Wikileaks case and its controversial protagonist Julian Assange?

(+) Wikileaks have shown us the truth (-) The truth is not pleasant (*) (On Ciao since: 12/2010)

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Current Debate - Horse meat scandal! Are the supermarkets the only people to blame?

Horse meat scandal! Are the supermarkets the only people to blame?

(+) Tastes nice (-) We are all hypocrites (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2013)

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Current Debate - Paris attacks: what are your thoughts?

Paris attacks: what are your thoughts?

(+) If the world stands as one then perhaps we stand a chance... (-) ...by splintering further into pieces we are just serving Da'esh's ideals and agenda (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2015)

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Current Debate - Long Reviews vs Short Reviews

Long Reviews vs Short Reviews

(+) Long Review: More info, more opinion, more value for time spent (-) Short ones: bit of a cop out (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2014)

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Current Debate - The Gaza Conflict: How could the Israeli-Palestinian \

The Gaza Conflict: How could the Israeli-Palestinian "question" be solved?

(+) None at all (-) Bloodshed, civilian death, ruined buildings and hatred from both sides (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2009)

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Current Debate - Should school uniforms be abolished?

Should school uniforms be abolished?

(+) May reduce bullying, helps children to feel part of the school, (-) stifles individuality - particularly in older kids (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2011)

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Current Debate - Is an increasing population a good or bad thing for humanity?

Is an increasing population a good or bad thing for humanity?

(+) "Our children are our future" (-) More children, less future? (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2011)

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Current Debate - What Is Your Favourite Christmas Song/Carol

What Is Your Favourite Christmas Song/Carol

(+) The greatest Christmas record ever (-) Possibly a little over-familiar through constant exposure - but that's success for you (*) (On Ciao since: 12/2013)

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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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Current Debate - Immigrants Banned From Receiving Welfare For Two Years

Immigrants Banned From Receiving Welfare For Two Years

(+) Thankfully just another example of ludicrous soundbites that should never be taken seriously. (-) Discriminates and panders to the right-wing Tories (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2014)

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Unemployment in general

(+) It comes to most of us (-) Depressing (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2011)

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What's the relationship between class and media?

(+) Titillating reading; great gossip. (-) Ruined lives; innocent accused proven guilty based on false, media-generated impressions. (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2003)

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Do you believe in life after death?

(+) N/A (-) N/A (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2002)

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Current Debate - Do you think DVD\'s will disappear because of Streaming?

Do you think DVD's will disappear because of Streaming?

(+) space, convenience, affordibility (-) what are we going to do with all the space (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2016)

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Current Debate - Winter sales 2016: Which products are you going to buy during winter sales?

Winter sales 2016: Which products are you going to buy during winter sales?

(+) A good excuse for a mooch, some decent buys available, heaps of choice online & in store (-) Not all 'bargains' are what they seem, low stock, crazy queues (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2016)

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Current Debate - Can you imagine your life without internet?

Can you imagine your life without internet?

(+) Entertainment, the wide reaching tendrils of the internet (-) 'Playing' on the internet eats up the hours in the day, some people take the internet too seriously (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2012)

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Current Debate - Your Resolutions for 2014

Your Resolutions for 2014

(+) Be positive, count one's blessings. (-) It's sometimes hard to keep remembering one's resolutions. (*) (On Ciao since: 12/2013)

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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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Member Advice on reducing your Ecological Footprint

(+) Ecological Footprinting calculations help to make people more aware (-) Many people don't think they will make the difference (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2006)

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Current Debate - Is Religion As Popular As It Used To Be?

Is Religion As Popular As It Used To Be?

(+) Acceptance, being part of a global family, having a purpose in life (-) A vocal minority are rule-driven, manipulative or angry (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2014)

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Current Debate - #Selfies And #SelfieSticks : Are You A Fan?

#Selfies And #SelfieSticks : Are You A Fan?

(+) Improves well being - keeps you connected with friends and family (-) The delusional mindset of the teccie-ill-wishers (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2015)

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Current Debate - Style Shopping: Are you more likely to buy your clothes online or in store?

Style Shopping: Are you more likely to buy your clothes online or in store?

(+) Convenient, easy to do, can shop at anytime or any store, purchases can be done at home (-) Items sometimes look nothing like online, lack of one on one customer services, overspending more (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2016)

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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
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
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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