Alone Together

Alone Together Alone Together Kindle Epub Author Sherry Turkle Capitalsoftworks 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 Connected To Simulations Of ThemIn 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

  • 4.4
  • 777
  • English
  • 11 October 2018
  • Hardcover
  • 360 pages
  • 0465010210
  • Alone Together
  • Sherry Turkle

10 thoughts on “Alone Together

  1. Katie Schmid says:

    I am genuinely confused when I see reviews on Goodreads about this book that claim that this book is poorly researched and that the premise of this book is that Turkle hates technology I have not ever read athoughtful, well researched, well reasoned account of the way we use technology today If Turkle is missing statistics and bar graphs, that is because she is a psychologist by trade, not a statistician She studies people our thoughts and feelings She isanthropologist than I am genuinely confused when I see reviews on Goodreads about this book that claim that this book is poorly researched and that the premise of this book is that Turkle hates technology I have not ever read athoughtful, well researched, well reasoned account of the way we use technology today If Turkle is missing statistics and bar graphs, that is because she is a psychologist by trade, not a statistician She studies people our thoughts and feelings She isanthropologist than anything else, and no, she does not hate technology She devotes much time in the book to thinking about what it means to be mindful of the ways in which we are allured by and drawn into the Net She even states at the end that it is unreasonable to code our dependence on our mobile d...

  2. Chris says:

    Conversation with Eliza Bot Wed Feb 15, 2012 How do you do Please state your problem. Hello, Eliza Hi What seems to be your problemI recently read Sherry Turkle s book, Alone Together I am not sure how to review it You say you read Sherry Turkle s book. Yes It s a book about how sociable robots and networked technologies change the way we relate to one another You seem to be quite positive. I m not In fact I am sym Conversation with Eliza Bot Wed Feb 15, 2012 How do you do Please state ...

  3. Chris Elsden says:

    I really wanted to like this book Honestly I did, it deals with a fascinating topic Sadly however, I found this far too anecdotal, repetitive and bias Her point felt laboured, the anti technology rhetoric was tiring and she seldom gets into any great depth on an issue I felt she was able to point out a fairly evident phenomenon such as people textingand calling less but failed to deeply analyse it beyond showing the angst and frustrations it brought teenagers I do believe we are all I really wanted to like this book Honestly I did, it deals with a fascinating topic Sadly however, I found this far too anecdotal, repetitive and bias Her point felt laboured, the anti technology rhetoric was tiring and she seldom gets into any great depth on an issue I felt ...

  4. Roger Haskins says:

    Wow Yeah Can humans find companionship with robots Should they 2 years ago I would ve thought the author was stretching for scify stories After working at Verizon and seeing the disproportionate emotional responses people give when their device doesn t work as expected i totally agree with her Consider the difference between having friends and being friended and for too many it is the difference between getting what you...

  5. Moira Russell says:

    Poorly written and not that well researched and my eyes glazed over so much during the long first half about robots I didn t retain much about it but the second half, which discusses avatars, Second Life, Skype, texting, Facebook, WoW, and so on, was a lot better, and helped me articulate some of the misgivings I ve been having recently about the time I spend on the internet.It was interesting, and saddening, she spent almost no time on blogging and the classic journaling sites like Live Poorly written and not that well researched and my eyes glazed over so much during the long first half about robots I didn t retain much about it but the second half, which discusses avatars, Second Life, Skype, texting, Facebook, WoW, and so on, was a lot better, and helped me articulate some of the misgivings I ve been having recently about the time I spend on the internet.It was interesting, and saddening, she spent almost no time on blogging and the classic journaling sites like LiveJournal, Blogger, Diaryland, well known bloggers like Neil Gaiman or Cory Doctorow, or even corporate blogs essentially press releases but look what happened in Netflix s comments section when they announced the death of DVDs It s all about Facebook and Twitter and texting, in no small part because the book is focused on very young people it s essentially a let...

  6. Audrey Babkirk Wellons says:

    If I had to pick two descriptors for this book, I d say thought provoking and stone cold chilling As for the first part of that, I found myself alternately highlighting brilliant pieces and writing counterpoints in the margins By the end, though, I was swayed to her way of thinking that in our excitement for the benefits of technology, we have overlooked real and true dangers.The sections about human robot interactions are the creepiest thing I ve read in a long time, and not not solely b If I had to pick two descriptors for this book, I d say thought provoking and stone cold chilling As for the first part of that, I found myself alternately highlighting brilliant pieces and writing counterpoints in the margins By the end, though, I was swayed to her way of thinking that in our excitement for the benefits of technology, we have overlooked real and true dangers.The sections about human robot interaction...

  7. Daniel Solera says:

    This is the second book of my The Dangers of New Technologies series of book reviews I decided to read Sherry Turkle s Alone Together after reading an article in Slate about it When I started working in an office that blocked Facebook, I stopped spending unnecessary amounts of time on the website and came to the realization that my life was unchanged because of it So when I learned that someone had written something of a psychoanalytic profile on the website s effects on our daily lives, I This is the second book of my The Dangers of New Technologies series of book reviews I decided to read Sherry Turkle s Alone Together after reading an article in Slate about it When I started working in an office that blocked Facebook, I stopped spending unnecessary amounts of time on the website and came to the realization that my life was unchanged because of it So when I learned that someone had written something of a psychoanalytic profile on the website s effects on our daily lives, I had to read it.Of course, Turkle s book isn t just about Facebook It is divided into two sections, the first of which, In Solitude, New Intimacies is about our growing attachment to robots Turkle shows how people will open up to robots such as MIT s ELIZA or Furbys or the robotic dog AIBO, eventually coming to love and nurture them Despite the fact that these people are completely aware that these cybernetic creations aren t alive, they project human emotions onto them to the point where the line bet...

  8. Paige says:

    Sigh This book Great title, great subtitle, I wish the content had delivered Unfortunately I am no closer to telling you why we expectfrom technology less from each other than I was before I read this book.One of the main things that bothered me about this book was that, even though I was really interested in these issues, Turkle did not argue her points very well or very strongly She only very briefly touches on why we should be concerned about the phenomena of being connected Sigh This book Great title, great subtitle, I wish the content had delivered Unfortunately I am no closer to telling you why we expectfrom technology less from each other than I was before I read this book.One of the main things that bothered me about this book was that, even though I was really interested in these issues, Turkle did not argue her points very well or very strongly She only very briefly touches on why we should be concerned about the phenomena of being connected in the first place She doesn t talk about deaths, injuries, and collisions caused by texting driving, which is a HUGE problem All her research into t...

  9. K says:

    Hmmm Fascinating concept Copiously researched Boring as all hell.Okay, just kidding A cheap effort to get the attention of all my on line friends out there with whom I apparently have these illusory relationships and, perhaps, feel pressure to serve up charming and witty sound bytes that I m less compelled to do IRL The book wasn t boring as all hell it made some very interesting points at times But there were certainly problems with the overall execution, and provocative though it was, Hmmm Fascinating concept Copiously researched Boring as all hell.Okay, just kidding A cheap effort to get the attention of all my on line friends out there with whom I apparently have these illusory relationships and, perhaps, feel pressure to serve up charming and witty sound bytes that I m less compelled to do IRL The book wasn t boring as all hell it made some very interesting points at times But there were certainly problems with the overall execution, and provocative though it was, I can t unreservedly recommend it as a fabulous read.I started out devouring the first half of the book Gradually I found myself skimming, then finally skipping to the second half which was farrelevant to my life The first half of the book focuses on electronic toys which seem to be imbued with persona...

  10. John Carter McKnight says:

    A mixed bag Turkle s overall tone, despite her constant denials of Luddism, is one of Get off my lawn , of cranky alienation from digital culture There s too much of the technology I grew up with is natural and human the technology of Kids These Days is causing a parade of horrors Despite Turkle s crankiness, she does have some excellent critical observations Her methodology is somewhat troubling, though, relying on anecdote and case study I found myself wondering how much she cherry pi A mixed bag Turkle s overall tone, despite her constant denials of Luddism, is one of Get off my lawn , of cranky alienation from digital culture There s too much of the technology I grew up with is natural and human the technolog...

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