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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:   Print book : English : Revised trade paperback edition ; 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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sherry Turkle
ISBN: 0465093655 9780465093656
OCLC Number: 1026625483
Notes: "Originally published in hardcover and ebook by Basic Books in 2011"--Title page verso.
Description: xxvi, 360 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Sherry Turkle.

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