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phub

slang To ignore someone in one's presence in order to pay attention to the content on one's phone or other mobile device. The term derives from "phubbing," a combination of "phone" and "snubbing" that was coined as part of a marketing campaign for an Australian dictionary. I'm right here—quit phubbing me and read your tweets later!

phubbing

slang The act of ignoring someone in one's presence in order to pay attention to the content on one's phone or other mobile device. The term, a combination of "phone" and "snubbing," was coined as part of a marketing campaign for an Australian dictionary. Apparently, phubbing is a big problem in a lot of relationships. We'd rather spend time with our phones than our partners!
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It has been suggested that phubbing, which involves using a smartphone in a social setting of two or more people and interacting with the phone--often using online social networks--rather than with the other person or people present, might be driven by the need to feel connected to others (Chotpitayasunondh & Douglas, 2016) and may be a response to being phubbed by another person (David & Roberts, 2017).
Phubbed and alone: Phone snubbing, social exclusion, and attachment to social media.
"It is ironic that cellphones, originally designed as a communication tool, may actually hinder rather than foster interpersonal connectedness," write David and Roberts in their study Phubbed and Alone.
If so, then you've been "phubbed" snubbed by a person on a cellphone.
Well, folks, you've been officially phubbed. You've probably done some phubbing of your own, to be fair, hence why someone, somewhere decided we needed an official word for such commonplace rudeness.
Most know what it's like to be phubbed: You're in the middle of a passionate screed only to realize that your partner's attention is elsewhere.
We had them complete a nine-item Partner Phubbing Scale that measured how often some felt "phubbed" by his or her partner's smartphone use.
Even if we act like it's no big deal, it still stings whenever we're phubbed by our romantic partner.
[USA], Jun 14 (ANI): Turns out, people who are phone snubbed or "phubbed" by others are, themselves, often turning to their smartphones and social media to find acceptance.
[USA], Jun 14 ( ANI ): Turns out, people who are phone snubbed or "phubbed" by others are, themselves, often turning to their smartphones and social media to find acceptance.
"When an individual is phubbed, he/she feels socially excluded, which leads to an increased need for attention.
We have all been either phubbed, or have done that to somebody else at some time.
Associations between phubbing and social media addiction have been consistently found (Chasombat, 2015; Karadag et al., 2015) and phubbing is considered to be driven by the need to belong and to feel connected to others (Chotpitayasunondh & Douglas, 2016) or a response to being phubbed by another person in romantic relationships (Abeele et al., 2016; Cizmeci, 2017; David & Roberts, 2017; Roberts & David, 2016; Wang et al., 2017).
This finding highlights the social component of phubbing, which has been suggested to be driven by the need to feel connected to others (Chotpitayasunondh & Douglas, 2016) and may be a response to being phubbed by another person (David & Roberts, 2017).
I had a chum who constantly phubbed. You'll notice the past tense on "had".