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Photo: Paul Lachine/NewsArt

Moderator’s introduction

Smart phones, tablets, laptops and other marvels of the digital age keep us more in touch with each other than ever before; yet because of the way we use these devices, sometimes it seems we’re more disconnected than ever. When we “multitask” while carrying on a conversation with another person, are we being technologically savvy or just plain rude? Two social media experts — a Georgia Tech professor of the Generation X cohort, and a mobile strategist of the millennial generation — weigh in on the subject.

Guest columnists:

Well, yes, it’s rude by Ian Bogost

Where are our mobile manners? by Ashley Twist

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