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Alone together : why we expect more from technology and less from each other

Author: Sherry Turkle
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, [2011] ©2011
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
In "Alone Together," MIT technology and society professor Sherry Turkle explores the power of our new tools and toys to dramatically alter our social lives. It's a nuanced exploration of what we are looking for--and sacrificing--in a world of electronic companions and social networking tools, and an argument that, despite the hand-waving of today's self-described prophets of the future, it will be the next  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Also issued in ebook format
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sherry Turkle
ISBN: 9780465010219 0465010210 9780465031467 0465031463
OCLC Number: 535492220
Description: xvii, 360 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Part 1. The robotic moment: in solitude, new intimacies --
Nearest neighbors --
Alive enough --
True companions --
Enchantment --
Complicities --
Love's labor lost --
Communion --
Part 2. Networked: in intimacy, new solitudes --
Always on --
Growing up tethered --
No need to call --
Reduction and betrayal --
True confessions --
Anxiety --
The nostalgia of the young --
Conclusion: Necessary conversations --
Epilogue: The letter.
Responsibility: Sherry Turkle.


"Nobody has ever articulated so passionately and intelligently what we're doing to ourselves by substituting technologically mediated social interaction.... Equipped with penetrating intelligence and  Read more...
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PRAISE FOR THE PREVIOUS EDITION: "[T]his incisive, challenging pop-psychology look at the behavioral effects of social networking on human relationships [has] made a bona-fide pundit out of M.I.T.'s Read more...

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