Does Facebook Want You To Ignore Family & Friends?

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Facebook has rolled out a series of controversial new ads for it’s Facebook Home phone takeover app.

The ads show people ignoring friends and family to check their phones and see what’s going on in their Facebook news feeds.

According to an article on Yahoo, critics say the campaign suggests that it is no longer rude to check your phone while someone else is talking to you.

When asked about the controversy, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said, “Whether or not communicating online disconnects you from people offline. […]. I think that’s overblown. There’s this idea; technology is a tool. Glasses augment your vision, your reality. Steve Jobs said that computers augment your mind. With Facebook and other tools, you can stay connected and get more context from more people. People often think of staying connected as frivolous — it’s not. It’s powerful.”

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