I said, "It's okay, they're on their phones too!" and he told me off, saying, "Isn't that the problem? You're all on the phone. You know those people who leave you messages on Facebook saying ,"HEY WE NEVER HANG OUT ANYMORE" but then you hang out and all you do is stay on your phones all day?"
We ended the call, but my friends were all focused on whatever they were doing on their phones (scrolling through fake news on Facebook, apparently). My friend commented that it was "the death of social interaction" -- that smart phones had finally taken over human communication.
UNICEF, however, has taken this concept to a completely different level, encouraging people to stay away from their phones not so they can avoid spending money, but in order to give more.
It's great though, because the website also flashes tiny tidbits of smartphone usage and information on water consumption as the minutes tick away. There's actually a lot of useful information on it. For example, did you know that Makati is in 176th place for cities with the highest smart phone usage in the world?