A Case for Asking People to Keep Their Mobiles ON

Too often when attending talks or conferences, people are asked to turn off their cellphones in order to not disturb the environment there. While I do agree that hearing an out-of-tune symphony ring tone is annoying to say the least, and I encourage asking people to put their phones on silent, I also think that people should encourage the attendees to keep their phones ON and share their experience with the world.

This is by far the best case I’ve seen for this argument, because nowadays anything that doesn’t make a blip on social media, at least locally, was not worth holding and went completely unnoticed.

What do you think about encouraging people to share their experiences in conferences and meetings? Share with us your thoughts and opinions in the comment section below.

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2 responses to “A Case for Asking People to Keep Their Mobiles ON”

  1. John McGrann says:

    Nice idea although I do prefer people to hit their mobiles after the speaker finshes rather than during his/her talk :-)
    It’s more polite – especially if the comments stream is also being shown live at conference :-)

  2. Beiruta says:

    I totally agree… Especially that you are bound to get distracted with other things such as messages, e-mails and such if your phone is on the whole time. 

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