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

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Author   TURKLE Sherry  ISBN   9780465031467  Add to shopping cart   
Publisher   Basic Books  Group   Gen Non-F View shopping cart
Binding   Paperback Category   Culture & So  Terms and conditions
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Publication Year   2012 
Subject   Psychology 
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Synopsis 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.

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