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    The internet can be a tool for a community to run more smoothly. Just because we use our phones and electronic devices more often than we did 100 years ago does not mean we have become completely cold and cruel humans. No matter how much technology advances, we are humans and we will always have the ability to feel and have feelings. In Sherry Turkle’s book, Reclaiming Conversation, the author is optimistic that we still have time to reverse the effects of technology. She is incorrect. Some technological advancements are helping to give people a second chance at life and this is not something they want reversed. Instead I would tell Sherry Turkle to really try and make the most of how much technology has advanced and live with it, because there is no way we are going back. As I read her book I noticed how many connection Sherry Turkle made about how the media has basically destroyed our lives. On page 55 Sherry Turkle speaks about the point I made above. Sherry Turkle mentions her conversation with some parents who work for social media companies who sent their kids to school so they can…

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    Sherry Turkle on the Colbert Report Sherry Turkle is professor of social studies of science at M.I.T and has published multiple books. Her recent book titled “Alone Together”, was discussed on TV show “The Colbert Report”. The host Stephen Colbert asked aggress questions in this interview, suggesting that technology is the most significant gift of modern times and it should be understood rather than criticized. He argued that the book “Alone Together” might have neglected the important role…

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    The article Growing Up Tethered written by Sherry Turkle argues that other than benefiting our lives, technology also has side effects that impair our abilities to truly be independent. She then further explains how this current generation is restricted rather than freed by the technology today. This topic is important because it discusses how we might be together in the sense of collaboration, at which almost everyone is doing it, and becoming what was once considered problematic. Also we are…

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    1. Sherry Turkle, the author of Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age, is a sociologist. What is her main argument and do you agree? Why or why not? In your response, identify a specific example from the text regarding new social norms that haveemerged surrounding cell phones. Sherry Turkle’s argument is that phones disconnect us from social interaction in person. This argument is best evidenced by Turkle’s comment that “Even a silent phone disconnects us” (21). Turkle…

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    Permanence In Alone

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    than ever. However, “research portrays Americans as increasingly insecure, isolated, and lonely” (157). In an aim to identify the cause of our societal loneliness, Sherry Turkle, a researcher renowned for her social studies on technology, wrote Alone Together, a book which examines that constant connectivity to technology takes a larger toll on the individual than previously thought. In her book, Turkle makes a balanced argument that technology’s ubiquity and permanence in the 21st-century…

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    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…

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    Sherry Turkle, a teacher at MIt wrote an article called “No Need to call”. In this article she explores the changes in electronic messaging and how it affects our communication with each other. Sherry Turkle communicates to the reader that technology such as texting, emails, social media, ect.. have become a new way for people to converse and create for themselves a second identity. Sherry turkle gives an example of a girl named Audrey, who is shy, and how she uses social media to act and…

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    people don’t know is that technology has helped discover many amazing things in nature. We currently live in a digital age, and that’s not a bad thing, even though people tend to disagree. Sherry Turkle is one person who believes any type of electronic device robs us of certain properties. In her book Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age, she argues that these electronic devices are draining away the solitude that is important for people to focus. Turkle argues many…

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    Sherry Turkle Technology

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    Relationship and Technology In the article “No Need to Call”, Sherry Turkle tells us about the relationship that people have made with technology. She describes how communication has evolved and how it has negatively impacted the way we communicate. Turkle mainly discusses the way society has changed things, such as the meaning when making phone calls rather than texting. From another point of view, we have Jenna Wortham who in her article “I Had a Nice Time With You Tonight. On the App”,…

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    Sherry Turkle Summary

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    it acts a barrier to the conversation, where both of them feel that a phone is more entertaining than a conversation. And, to pass the time they would rather sit on their phones, instead of having a meaningful conversation. As Sherry Turkle mentions, we want to be "alone together" meaning people want a way to customize their lives, go in and out of where they are and have control over where they put their attention. Phones create an easy alternative to talking to someone else. The relationship…

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