The (post)modernity is shaped by an increasing social acceleration, which is often due to the establishment of specific technologies. One of these technological artefacts, that has only been available for a few years, is the smartphone. Its characteristic led to the phenomenon “Phubbing”, named by an Australian dictionary publisher. “Phubbing” means the usage of a smartphone during face-to-face-interactions in a way that is often felt as inappropriate. This thesis analysed amongst others this specific form of smartphone usage in concordance with the “Acceleration Theory” of Hartmut Rosa and the “Interaction Order” conceived by Erving Goffman.The first result of this paper is, that smartphones can accelerate the pace of life in three ways, which are: Accelerating smartphone usage through minimising empty times, multitasking and functional equivalence. The second result of this thesis is, that Phubbing does under specific circumstances (objectively observable) accelerate lifes pace too. This phenomenon can be interpreted as a consequence of social acceleration, because the motives for this specific kind of smartphone usage reflect (on a subjective level) the fear of missing out as well as the compulsion to adapt. The third conclusion deals with how (in)appropriate Phubbing is, that is to say, how the relation of this phenomenon to the “Interaction Order” is. This depends on several factors. One of the most important one is, how much attention this behaviour requires. Therefore, depending on the situation, the act of Phubbing breaks sometimes more, sometimes less social conventions. Lastly it is noteworthy, that new technologies (i.e. Smartphones) respectively their utilisation forms (such as Phubbing) modify the “Interaction Order”.