Next time you attend a meeting, notice how people interact with their mobile phones. Is it appropriate for them to read emails if the meeting is boring? Are those who keep their phones out of eyesight more conscientious about how it influences conversations? What impact does either of these actions have on the meeting’s effectiveness? There is growing interest in better understanding the effects of technology on our social skills. This includes understanding how the digital era affects our mental and physical well-being, including personal happiness.
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