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Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other

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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.

Synopsis:

MIT professor Sherry Turkle tackles the precarious balance between isolation and connectivity introduced by the growth of social networking technologies.

About the Author

Laural Merlington has performed and directed for 30 years in regional theaters throughout the country. She has recorded over 100 audiobooks, including many by Fern Michaels, and is the recipient of several AudioFile Magazine Earphone Awards. In addition to her extensive theater and voiceover work, Laural teaches college in her home state of Michigan.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781452651910
Author:
Turkle, Sherry
Publisher:
Tantor Media Inc
Author:
Merlington, Laural
Location:
Old Saybrook
Subject:
General Computers
Subject:
Internet - General
Edition Description:
Unabridged,MP3 - Unabridged CD
Publication Date:
20110531
Binding:
MP3 CD
Language:
English
Dimensions:
7.4 x 5.3 x 0.6 in 0.2 lb

Related Subjects

Computers and Internet » Computers Reference » Social Aspects » General
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Computers and Internet » Internet » General
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Computers and Internet » Internet » Web Publishing
History and Social Science » Sociology » General

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