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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, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Third editionView all editions and formats
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Technology has become the architect of our intimacies. Online, we fall prey to the illusion of companionship, gathering thousands of Twitter and Facebook friends, and confusing tweets and wall posts with authentic communication. But this relentless connection leads to a deep solitude. MIT professor Sherry Turkle argues that as technology ramps up, our emotional lives ramp down. Based on hundreds of interviews and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
TURKLE, SHERRY.
ALONE TOGETHER.
[Place of publication not identified] : BASIC CIVITAS Books, 2017
(OCoLC)962353309
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sherry Turkle
ISBN: 9781541697591 1541697596 9780465093663 0465093663
OCLC Number: 1008570298
Description: 1 online resource.
Responsibility: Sherry Turkle.

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