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Alone together : why we expect more from technology and less from each other

By: Turkle, Sherry.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Basic Books, ©2011Description: xvii, 360 p. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9780465031467.Subject(s): Information technology -- Social aspects | Interpersonal relations | Human-computer interactionSummary: 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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Includes bibliographical references (p. 307-348) and index.

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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