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    DescriptionTechnology has become the architect of our intimacies. Online, we fall prey to the illusion of companionship, gathering thousands of Twitter and Facebook friends and confusing tweets and wall posts with authentic communication. But, as MIT technology and society specialist Sherry Turkle argues, this relentless connection leads to a new solitude. As technology ramps up, our emotional lives ramp down. Alone Together is the result of Turkle's nearly fifteen-year exploration of our lives on the digital terrain. Based on hundreds of interviews, it describes new unsettling relationships between friends, lovers, parents, and children, and new instabilities in how we understand privacy and community, intimacy, and solitude.

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    Alone Together
    Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sherry Turkle
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 384
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 206 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 363 g
    ISBN 13: 9780465031467
    ISBN 10: 0465031463

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    Edition statement
    First Trade Paper Edition
    The Perseus Books Group
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    Publication date
    07 February 2013
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Sherry Turkle is the Abby Rockefeller Mauze Professor of the Social Studies of Science and Technology at MIT. She is frequently interviewed in "Time," "Newsweek," the "New York Times," and the "Wall Street Journal," on NBC News, and more. She lives in Boston, Massachusetts.
    Review quote
    Nobody has ever articulated so passionately and intelligently what we're doing to ourselves by substituting technologically mediated social interaction.... Equipped with penetrating intelligence and a sense of humor, Turkle surveys the front lines of the social-digital transformation." --Lev Grossman, TIME