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What's More Awkward: Bluetooth or Video Chat?

What's More Awkward: Bluetooth or Video Chat?

The trailer for Michael Bay's Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen shows Sam moving into a dorm and flirting with a Bluetooth-using Mikaela about the webcam he got so they can "chat like 24/7." It's a cute scene, but I can't help but think about how unnatural both technologies are to use. Many states have adopted hands free laws, which require cell users to use a Bluetooth or hands free device when driving (just ask Tinseltown celebs who stay connected via a headset), but there's no getting around the funny feeling of sticking a device on your ear when trying to connect with someone. And then there's video chat. Most of you admit you've used video chat before, but it's not exactly a natural experience. As soon as I receive a request to video chat I wonder if I have salad in my teeth or if my hair looks a mess. They are great technologies, but boy are they strange to use. Which communication tool do you think is more awkward?

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duckiesandie duckiesandie 7 years
I definitely think bluetooth is more awkward. My boyfriend and I videochat and I used to video chat with family far away. I only ever do that with people I'm close to... so it's never awkward. Bluetooth just makes you look awkward everywhere you go (and anyone who accidentally thinks you're talking to them too!)
dootsie dootsie 7 years
Seriously, people. Stop using Bluetooth if you're not driving. You look like a crazy person. And everyone around you assumes that you're talking to them, so it's really just socially awkward, too.
flutterpie flutterpie 7 years
ugh this post just reminded me of a very awkard moment i had involving video chat, lets just say it was kinda r rated and i was kinda bored.
floppyfish1986 floppyfish1986 7 years
I never video chat, its so weird! Plus I don't know anyone else with a mac so its hard to have a quality video chat.
macgirl macgirl 7 years
Video chat is way more awkward if you are not intimate. When people in my buddy list try and video chat me I almost always deny it. It really has to be discussed before hand. Plus video chat is harder to pull off as it can be denied by bad internet connections and firewalls.
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