The affects of social media

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Post by Drunk Monkey » June 19, 2014, 11:01 am

socksy wrote:The College where these rumbles are taking place - is it the Santapol College diagonally opposite the old Big C? If so I will change my route as I regularly pass there with my six year old on a motorbike and don't want her caught up in this s***e with these retards,
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Post by Earnest » June 19, 2014, 1:05 pm

arjay wrote:I was told about the same thing happening at a Xmas lunch back in the UK, no one speaking and all the young children keying away at their smartphones & tablets at the meal table! The art of conversation is dying.
The effects of social media? You should also see what goes on in business meetings these days. People continue to use their laptops and smart phones while people are presenting or speaking, which I think is bad manners.
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Post by Khun Paul » June 19, 2014, 2:08 pm

Manners are not a strong point here they put it down to their culture, but I agree E just plain damn bad manners inconsiderate I call it.

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Post by GT93 » June 19, 2014, 2:28 pm

We move in different circles KP. I find the Thais very strong on manners and think they are very considerate. I thought you were a teacher? Outside of class I almost always found the Thai students very polite and charming. And the Thai teachers the same. And in class the students were pretty good as well.

The Thais I know in NZ are wonderfully polite. Grengjai mahk mahk. They are a wonderful people. That's why you older goats are over there. If they were right bastards, why stay in Thailand?

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Post by Khun Paul » June 20, 2014, 11:43 am

In a disciplined setting true the children are polite and well mannered as are adults when it suits them, but you only have to watch and look and generally their road manners suck, their shopping manners suck, generally Thais are selfish hence the problem at any event where they try to get as near as possible to avoid walking further than 2-3 feet. They talk during meetings if not a phone and they generally disregard all and any law they do not like whether it will effect others or not. While they act politely , if they could be seen , outside that environment they are not that polite .
However these minuses are outweighed by many many other attributed they have so they are in some cases a minor irritation.

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Post by parrot » June 21, 2014, 10:03 am

The idea in the link below is sure to be a big idea in restaurants in the US. Thailand has a pen/pencil version of this idea at a few restaurants......one being the popular pork noodle soup restaurant just before the Jiffy gas station on the Nongkai Hwy....another being the Dom Mua franchise chain (Central and across from UD Town).


http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/06/21/bu ... .html?_r=0

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Post by Barney » June 21, 2014, 1:53 pm

bahn_nok wrote:In stead of watching soap series they NOW prefer to communicate with their friends and/or read info/news.

Why not?
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yes they are communicating with their friends and it is mostly dribble at best but not, face to face social intercourse, I think that is the whole issue.
And if you think all teenagers are doing is talking niceties you are mistaken, after what I recently discovered what the phone was use for between 2 young teenage girls. Porn is the word and very explicit at that. Mum has had a serious talk to said 15yr girl. Doubt you can block movie sending on smart phones? Doubt it will stop her either.

I nearly blushed :shock:

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Post by socksy » June 24, 2014, 10:59 am

Interesting article from BBC on how much Police time is taken up with social media alleged crimes/offences.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-27949674
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