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Is this the end of the drunken pub argument?

Today in the Nokia Connects Big Debate we’ll be talking about phone etiquette. Well, I guess this isn’t necessarily phone etiquette… but social etiquette…

The Big Debate: searching for answers

We used to live in times where people would throw around facts, statistics, outlandish feats of ‘general’ knowledge willy-nilly down the pub. Now, if you so much as try to test your luck at this, some wise guy is totally going to call you on it and pull out his phone to get the facts for everyone involved.

The question is; is this right?

Has it taken the fun out of story telling and banter? Do we now have to live within the constraints of facts, so much that we cannot indulge our listeners with major or even minor exaggerations to the news we hear and tales we tell? I for one hate it when somebody pulls out their phone to check my story. Even if I know it’s 100% correct… but saying that, I’m also guilty of trying to prove others wrong when I don’t think they are telling the truth, the whole truth and etc, etc…

What do you think? Is it a good thing or a bad thing? Spill your thoughts in the comments section and shout at me on Twitter.