Holiday Flowchart: Inappropriate Times To Use Your Smartphone (Around Family)

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By now you're probably wise enough to know when not to whip out your smartphone around your significant other, but what about when you're bored at home for the holidays? Follow this flowchart to determine when you've crossed the line:

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Based in New York City, Shane Snow is a graduate student in Digital Media at Columbia University and founder of He's fascinated with all things geeky, particularly social media and shiny gadgets he'll never afford.