[Buzzword] How Many Things Can You Do At Once?

Hey guys! To begin with, let me ask you a question: are you reading this article on your smartphone with the TV on?

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Maybe you’re not even concentrating enough to read this sentence, but are currently enjoying your favorite TV drama whilst seeing the word [Buzzword] appear from the corner of your eye.

If so, then you’re definitely not alone, as it seems we’re increasingly occupying our time with a spot of electronic multi-tasking, now known as stacking.

The activity of using a device such as a smartphone, tablet, etc. to do something unrelated (e.g. browsing the Internet) whilst watching TV.

The word stacking as a reference to use of multiple electronic devices first appeared in 2013 in the context of a research undertaken by Ofcom in the UK, which suggested that 6 in 10 adults now engage in the practice. Also sometimes known as media stacking or screen stacking, the usage quickly gained currency both in the US and Australia amidst a flurry of commentary on how hand-held devices appeared to be creating a propensity towards media multi-tasking.


Example sentence:

– Could you please stop stacking and just watch the TV together with me?

Practice:

Make a sentence with “stacking”.


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9 Comments

  • My opinion is that stacking is good to save time.
    Yeah some time I am also screen stacker.
    Sntnce- she is stacking and not really concentrating on our song.

    Reply
  • At a time doing many things but not keeping 100% concentration on that things even one thing also..

    So i.e my opinion

    If it is wrong correct me

    Thanq

    Reply
  • My mom seems to often be stacking because she is usually on Facebook while watching TV.

    Reply
  • Yes I’m a stacker.
    And senetance is please stop the stacking and listen to me

    Reply
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