Sherry Turkle

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  • Sherry Turkle: A Community Analysis

    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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  • Critical Analysis Of Growing Up Tethered By Sherry Turkle

    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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  • Sherry Turkle

    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

    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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  • Analysis Of Sherry Turkle's No Need To Call

    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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  • Maggie Nelson's 'Great To Watch'

    How humans approach factors within their environment is significant to how they view it. When discussing how a child interacts with sociable robots, Turkle states that “His attitude is pragmatic. If something that seems to have a self is before him, he deals with the aspect … most relevant to the context” (Turkle 463). When presented with physical or conceptual factors of the sociable robot, it was natural for the child to act pragmatically. Whatever is sensible or “relevant” to the environment…

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  • Sherry Turkle Technology

    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

    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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  • How Does Social Media Affect Relationships?

    the opposite. It has made our society less personal. Instead of taking the effort to genuinely get to know someone or deepen a relationship with a friend, we turn to social media to “learn” about someone and to “catch up” with an old friend. While social media has had many positive effects on our world, it has also brought about many downsides. As Sherry Turkle quotes in her book Reclaiming Conversation, “Technology enchants. It makes us forget what we know about life.” And I would…

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  • Technology's Influence On People

    Influence of Technology The internet and technology itself are taking over all of us; how much the internet influence on people should not be underrated. Nowadays society is experiencing a life changing event and nothing is like it used to be. The relationships that succeeded before the internet era begin are being replace by this technology which is why some relationships have more problems today than they have years ago. Also, the overuse of the internet is making people more stupid because…

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