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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 - Tablet Buying Guide: Your top 5 tips

Tablet Buying Guide: Your top 5 tips

(+) With Tablets - you must know all the little details before purchase. (-) Many unknown brands are very unreliable. Better to pay extra for a good one. (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2013)

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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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What is your definition of beauty?

(+) Something I feel deeply about (-) see review. (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2003)

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Garleon's Ciao General Election

(+) Nothing would ever get done (-) Nothing would ever get done (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2006)

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Current Debate - Organ Donation: Opt-In or Opt-Out?

Organ Donation: Opt-In or Opt-Out?

(+) Could save someones life! (-) It might be asked at a bad time by medical staff! (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2013)

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Current Debate - TELEVISION. Could you live without it and how would your time be spent in replace of it?

TELEVISION. Could you live without it and how would your time be spent in replace of it?

(+) TV shows can be informative, entertaining and uplifting.... (-) ....But only if you can control what you watch when you watch it and without sponsorship (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2010)

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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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Is it wrong to download music without paying?

(+) Free music. Greedy corporations don't get your cash but make a fat profit anyhow! (-) None, oh, except for the 0.00000001% chance of a lawsuit outside of the United States. (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2004)

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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 - 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 - 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 - Kososvo declares independence from Serbia. If Kosovo why not Scotland?

Kososvo declares independence from Serbia. If Kosovo why not Scotland?

(+) In principle, self-determination is always desirable (-) In practice, individual cases differ and the outcome can be problematical (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2008)

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Should world debt be forgiven?

(+) Allows Nations to invest in basic infrastructure like medical and schools (-) On its own, dropping the debt cannot solve World Poverty (*) (On Ciao since: 06/2002)

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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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Your Hobbies

(+) you decide (-) you decide (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2005)

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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 - 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 - 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 - Eurovision Song Contest 2008: Does UK have a chance this year?

Eurovision Song Contest 2008: Does UK have a chance this year?

(+) Good Family Entertainment, Terry Wogan (-) Cheese, Cheese (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2008)

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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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What is it really like to teach in a primary school today?

(+) Many (-) Many (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2006)

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Was the military action in Afghanistan justified?

(+) No-one has cause me any harm yet (-) War on Error - What is the price? (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2002)

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Should the age of consent be abolished?

(+) na (-) na (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2003)

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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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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 - 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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Should euthanasia be legalised?

(+) Clarify the law (-) Lawyers never lose (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2004)

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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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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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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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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
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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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