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Reclaiming Conversation The Power of Talk in a Digital AgeRenowned media scholar Sherry Turkle investigates how a flight from conversation undermines our relationships creativity and productivity and why reclaiming face to face conversation can help us regain lost groundWe live in a technological universe in which we are always communicating And yet we have sacrificed conversation for mere connectionPreeminent author and researcher Sherry Turkle has been studying digital culture for over 30 years Long an enthusiast for its possibilities here she investigates a troubling conseuence at work at home in politics and in love we find ways around conversation tempted by the possibilitie I consider myself very social media savvy email texting Facebook etc for my age; it's necessary to stay up with the grand kids But this book opened my eyes to the rapid cultural revolution society is undergoing in how communication takes place among humans I viewed emails and texting simply as tools like meetings and phone calls to get something done schedule something or confirm a event I graduated from college in 1969 believing that important communications needed to be face to face no The young generations are losing their ability to communicate directly as electronic devices become ever capable Confront a young professional to have a face to face conversation and expect to see a perplexed look on their face I now better understand some of the social feelings behind the texts exchanged with younger professionals and the grand kidsThe book dragged a little with an over abundance of examples where texting is taking over human communications Then I read the chapter about texting and modern romance wow The World had definitely changed when serious relationships begin and end via email and texting I asked the interns in my office about this and their comment was Yes so what's new?What we are seeing today is akin to what happened to humanity after the invention of the printing press in the 1400's Resisting change is no longer an option; we must adapt or fail This book puts this modern communication phenomena in perspective to early baby boomers like me

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EBOOK ¹ EPUB Reclaiming Conversation é The Power of Talk in a Digital Age FREE Ë DANPASHLEY ☆ [PDF / Epub] ☉ Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age ❤ Join or create book clubs – Danpashley.co.uk Renowned media scholar Sherry TurEThe case for conversation begins with the necessary conversations of solitude and self reflection They are endangered These days always connected we see loneliness as a problem that technology should solve Afraid of being alone we rely on other people to give us a sense of ourselves and our capacity for empathy and relationship suffers We see the costs of the flight from conversation everywhere Conversation is the cornerstone for democracy and in business it is good for the bottom line In the private sphere it builds empathy friendship love learning and productivityBut there is good news We are resilient Conversation cure As a fan of all of Sherry Turkle's previous books this latest was no exception however toward the end I did feel that it reiterated a bit too much of her previous book Alone Together

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S of a text or an email in which we don't have to look listen or reveal ourselvesWe develop a taste for what mere connection offers The dinner table falls silent as children compete with phones for their parents' attention Friends learn strategies to keep conversations going when only a few people are looking up from their phones At work we retreat to our screens although it is conversation at the water cooler that increases not only productivity but commitment to work Online we want to share only opinions that our followers will agree with a politics that shies away from the real conflicts and solutions of the public suar This is a fascinating book that is both readable and stimulating As an Internet Psychologist myself I am aware of the notions discussed in this book but what I like is the approachable way in which this material has been written Professor Turkle challenges our use of technology and makes us think about what we do I like the Goldilocks analogy the book uses and the concept of one two and three chairs to signify different communications styles The recent research that the book uses also adds to its value rather than going over well trod ground There is lots of theory and discussion in this book but it also includes practical suggestions as to how we can benefit from proper conversation in spite of the digital world we inhabit This book will improve your communications as it will make you think about what you do and how you do it More importantly it might get us all talking to each other again instead of constantly messaging each other Go on talk to someone about this book