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Alone Together by Sherry Turkle.. asks pretty much the same questions Thoreau went out to a cabin by Walden Pond to examine. Social networking. Can you really "friend" an international conglomerate? Could actual friends, rather than the virtual kind, actually ease the loneliness we suffer?

Joel Gardner, LitSnap Editor

"A thorough look at how devices affect our relationships by a psychologist with decades in the field.."

Business Week

"… nobody has ever articulated so passionately and intelligently what we're doing to ourselves by substituting technologically mediated social interaction--texting, e-mail, Twitter, Facebook--for the face-to-face kind."

Time

Author bio: Sherry Turkle is Abby Rockefeller Mauzé Professor of the Social Studies of Science and Technology in the Program in Science, Technology, and Society at MIT and the founder (2001) and current director of the MIT Initiative on Technology and Self, a center of research and reflection on the evolving connections between people, technology and identity. More information can be found here: http://www.mit.edu/~sturkle/

Book Details: General Nonfiction; (360 pp. Illustrated: Kindle/Audiobook/Print editions)

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