Analysis Of Sherry Turkle's No Need To Call

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Before the invention of the telephone, communication was founded solely on face-to-face communication. However, in recent years, the internet has come to the forefront. It has adapted everything in the world that surrounds us, especially communication. Texting, snapchat, and various other forms of non-verbal communication have become more common than talking on the phone or emailing. Some see no fault in the shift from verbal to non-verbal; however, author Sherry Turkle believes the populous should be more aware and cautious of this shift. In her essay "No Need to Call," Turkle expands on her belief to be cautious of the shift to technology-saturated communication by emphasizing specific aspects of personal testimonies. Though Turkle may not bash technologies role all together, she specifically argues to be alert, because technology provides a mask for people 's true selves and may make face-to-face communication …show more content…
You can present yourself as you wish to be 'seen '" (388). Although I do concede that if used improperly, texting can become a means of only surface communication-communication that involves no deeper meaning or, as Turkle puts it, the "staccato texts" (387) . If texting is used to meet people, to build relationships, and further them off the screen, it can become a practical tool. Wortham supports my argument that technology is beneficial if used as a tool by saying it can help "people who want to build their relationships through the screen as well as beyond it" (397). Texting and new "matching-apps," such as Tinder and Bumble, provide a means of potentially fostering new relationships with people you may otherwise never have known. Thus, technology can be used practically to create a community in which more people know each other and develop relationships with friends, coworkers, and even

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