I understand mobile devices are here to stay. I just wish that some real etiquette and social responsibility regarding the use of them would develop as fast as the technology does. Text message while you're eating dinner with your family? It can wait. Facebook update? Nothing is that important. Out for drinks with your buddies? YOU DON'T NEED TO TEXT THE PERSON THAT IS SITTING RIGHT NEXT TO YOU!
In fact, most of the fads that have cropped up around the use of smart phones just hurt my brain when I think about it. I can't count the number of times I've seen two people together in a restaurant each staring into their own phone in complete silence for minutes at a time. Not a peep. Nothing. Not even "Hey, Mike just said something totes funny, lolz", or whatever people say these days. Sexting? Fucking setxting!? What kind of word is that anyway? From what I can tell it's just an synonym for another term: blue balls.
Finally we have the motherfuckers that feel the need to use their phone when they drive. To me this is the equivalent of driving drunk. You are choosing to put the lives of other people, in addition to your own, at risk over something so stupid. It is so unbelievably not worth it that I can't even find words to explain how moronic it is. Take these selfish jackasses and throw them in fucking jail. You want to use your gadget while you drive? Get yourself a Bluetooth hands-free setup.
I know some of you may be reading this thinking, "jeez dude, chill out". I will... as soon as you get over yourself. Texting while driving is selfish and it's stupid.
Deal with it.