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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 - How do you fight stress and anxiety?

How do you fight stress and anxiety?

(+) sharing coping strategies may help (-) symptoms may be easier to treat than the cause (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2011)

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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 - Best And Worst Excuses For Missing Work

Best And Worst Excuses For Missing Work

(+) A lonnnnnng vacation is soon to follow. (-) The vacation may not have a scheduled ending. (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2014)

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Current Debate - Tell us about your Summer Holiday 2009 experience!

Tell us about your Summer Holiday 2009 experience!

(+) The best summer I've had in my lifetime (-) Don't want it to be over (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2009)

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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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Current Debate - Your top 5 home appliances you cannot live without!

Your top 5 home appliances you cannot live without!

(+) Amadeus the hamster survived the maze. (-) The 'UltraTouch heated toilet seat' is too hot in the Summer. (*) (On Ciao since: 06/2013)

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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 - Another year, another set of New Year\'s Resolutions. What will yours be this year?

Another year, another set of New Year's Resolutions. What will yours be this year?

(+) positive attitude, self-improvement, recovery, moving on, happiness (-) hard work, scary! (*) (On Ciao since: 12/2008)

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What is your opinion on pornography?

(+) Read Op (-) Read Op (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2003)

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Does violence on the screen create violence in society?

(+) Im still here (-) The nastyness is still here (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2002)

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What's Wrong with the British Law?

(+) True interpretation of the law (-) Makes the law complex (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2005)

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Current Debate - How important is social networking to you?

How important is social networking to you?

(+) Handy way to stay in touch, entertaining games and other features, photo sharing etc (-) risk of information getting into wrong hands, too much time wasting (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2011)

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Current Debate - In light of recent airline tragedies, and a growing number of budget flights, is safety being compromised?

In light of recent airline tragedies, and a growing number of budget flights, is safety being compromised?

(+) Natural catastrophes need prevention; human ignorance and greed need to be stopped (-) In both cases it is impossible!! (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2008)

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Is It Better Being Single? The Pro's and Con's

(+) Its about me (-) Its about me (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2004)

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Current Debate - Book or e-book? Where do you stand?

Book or e-book? Where do you stand?

(+) Stores loads of books and is light (-) No page numbering and the books are pricey. (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2011)

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Current Debate - Britain\'s got talent....or has it?

Britain's got talent....or has it?

(+) Good entertaining show to watch if you've got an hour to spare (-) Shameless input of manipulative producers (*) (On Ciao since: 06/2009)

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Why Donate to Charity?

(+) Everybody wins (-) Nobody loses (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2004)

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Current Debate - What are your thoughts on Ireland saying \'No\' to the Lisbon Treaty?

What are your thoughts on Ireland saying 'No' to the Lisbon Treaty?

(+) The treaty seems fairly uncontroversial. (-) We must respect the Irish opinion. (*) (On Ciao since: 06/2008)

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Current Debate - London Olympics 2012: Will the games be a success?

London Olympics 2012: Will the games be a success?

(+) "Full of sound and fury…" (Macbeth) (-) "…signifying nothing." (except enormous expense) (*) (On Ciao since: 12/2011)

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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 - Scottish Independence: Do you think Scotland should remain a part of the Union?

Scottish Independence: Do you think Scotland should remain a part of the Union?

(+) A clear democratic mandate would be best for any major constitutional change (-) But I fear that the proposed referendum won't allow Scots to express their true preference (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2012)

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Is there a generation gap?

(+) it will bring awareness among people that how to cope up with generation gap (-) none (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2002)

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Anti-Bacterial Products containing Triclosan

(+) Kills Bacteria in the short term (-) Strengthens Bacteria in the long term (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2005)

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Current Debate - Since computer games have become so popular do you think children are reading less for pleasure?

Since computer games have become so popular do you think children are reading less for pleasure?

(+) Computers can teach reading as well as hinder it. (-) Video games do mean children have more choice in entertainment. (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2012)

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Current Debate - Ciao Wishlist: 5 Products To Buy In 2014

Ciao Wishlist: 5 Products To Buy In 2014

(+) It helps me to have aims (-) None if you know you can afford what you buy (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2014)

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Do you believe in aliens?

(+) You can see the evidence (-) Too many false calls (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2004)

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Spooky experiences

(+) I wouldn't say thats there's too many! (-) Spooky occurances! Losing Grandad!! (*) (On Ciao since: 12/2005)

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Current Debate - Dealing with cyberbullying: Tips for kids and parents

Dealing with cyberbullying: Tips for kids and parents

(+) Usually temporary, can be dealt with (-) Absolutely awful to experience (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2013)

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Current Debate - Christmas Holidays 2009: Your Plans

Christmas Holidays 2009: Your Plans

(+) family time (-) expense! (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2009)

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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
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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
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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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