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Alone Together Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other (Hardcover)

Author:  Sherry Turkle
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 0465010210
ISBN-13: 9780465010219
Sku: 214549631
Publish Date: 1/11/2011
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9.75H x 6.5L x 1.5T
Pages:  360
Age Range:  22 to UP
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A wake-up call from a cyber-expert: Our use of technology is fueling disturbing levels of isolation, leaving us incapable of distinguishing between true human connection and digital communication.
From the Publisher:
Consider Facebook—it’s human contact, only easier to engage with and easier to avoid. Developing technology promises closeness. Sometimes it delivers, but much of our modern life leaves us less connected with people and more connected to simulations of them.

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 generation who will chart the path between isolation and connectivity.

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Expert Review Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other by Sherry Turkle - Book Review
By: AdamJCopeland Blogcritics.org Reviews
Published on: 4/14/2011 11:24 AM
I have several speaking engagements on faith and technology lined up in the coming months, so I figured I should probably learn something about faith and technology sometime soon. With that in mind, I picked up Sherry Turkle’s Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less From Each Other, and boy am I glad I did....read the full review

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"What [Turkle] brings to the topic that is new is more than a decade of interviews with teens and college students in which she plumbs the psychological effect of our brave new devices on the generation that seems most comfortable with them." - Eric Felten 01/18/2011
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