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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.
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"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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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Turkle, Sherry.
Alone together.
New York : Basic Books, c2011
(DLC) 2010030614
(OCoLC)535492220
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sherry Turkle
ISBN: 9780465022342 0465022340
OCLC Number: 748371036
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 360 p.)
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.

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A wake-up call from a cyber-expert -- our narcissistic use of technology is fuelling disturbing levels of isolation, leaving us incapable of distinguishing the difference between true human  Read more...

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"New York Times Book Review""[Turkle] summarizes her new view of things with typical eloquence...fascinating, readable.""Wall Street Journal""What [Turkle] brings to the topic that is new is more Read more...

 
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