The Flight From (Or Is It To?) Conversation
Sherry Turkle's opinion piece, "The Flight From Conversation," sparked (ahem) a heated conversation on Twitter today. I captured just a few of the tweets (ending w/my making a date for another conversation with my dear friend Alexandra Drane).
- — Nouf AlKhamis (@TheNoufiEffect)Sun, Apr 22 2012 08:16:27Thank you Sherry Turkle.. We needed such an article // The Flight From Conversation http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/22/opinion/sunday/the-flight-from-conversation.html …om/2012/04/22/opinion/sunday/the-flight-from-conversation.html
- — eric peterson (@ediblethought)Sun, Apr 22 2012 08:40:02RT @nathanjurgenson: Turkle's nytimes op-ed, "we have sacrificed conversation for mere connection" http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/22/opinion/sunday/the-flight-from-conversation.html …ommakeitstop2/opinion/sunday/the-flight-from-conversation.html #makeitstop
- — Rob Horning (@marginalutility)Sun, Apr 22 2012 08:54:00RT @nathanjurgenson: turkle: FB provides you "automatic" audience, made of fake robots! me: no, they are the people you interact w/ offline, too
- — Carla Casilli (@carlacasilli)Sun, Apr 22 2012 08:53:40@nathanjurgenson There is no zero sum there. Displacement, yes. Zero sum, no. Think of it as different forms of water: ice, liquid, steam.
- — Laura PortwoodStacer (@lportwoodstacer)Sun, Apr 22 2012 08:47:25@nathanjurgenson noooo, don't go there re: TV. Just like social media, TV isn't the oversimplified social evil that moral panics say it is!
- — Sarah Kendzior (@sarahkendzior)Sun, Apr 22 2012 08:34:16@nathanjurgenson And interaction matters even w/o offline aspect. Exiles & other groups often have no choice but to interact solely online.
- — Nancy Baym (@nancybaym)Sun, Apr 22 2012 08:15:57@nathanjurgenson Plus the mythologizing of f2f conversation as rich, deep, meaningful connection vs surface politeness bs and annoyances.
- — Nancy Baym (@nancybaym)Sun, Apr 22 2012 08:00:33@nathanjurgenson can we take some consolation from fact that my book arguing against 'the myth of cyberspace' is getting taught a lot?
- — Barry Wellman (@barrywellman)Sun, Apr 22 2012 07:58:52RT @nathanjurgenson: people dont use soc.media just to keep others far away, but often to bring them closer. soc.media NOT a different place!
- — nathanjurgenson (@nathanjurgenson)Sun, Apr 22 2012 09:03:03to be clear, we *should* be critical of the web/technology, but the criticism better when theoretically solid and use real data #turkle
- — SusannahFox (@SusannahFox)Sun, Apr 22 2012 06:47:47
- — Alexandra Drane (@adrane)Sun, Apr 22 2012 06:51:56@SusannahFox It's true-would love also 2use our tech to share convo starters ppl can use in their cars/at dinner 2regain lost art of convo
- — Alexandra Drane (@adrane)Sun, Apr 22 2012 06:56:24@SusannahFox YES-good old fashioned cup of tea sipping bodies thrown on couches akimbo lazy day hours&hours conversation -no tech allowed.
- — Hillary Boucher (@hillaryboucher)Sun, Apr 22 2012 10:52:47RT @SusannahFox: I think health care could learn from this conversation: when and how is tech used well? To spark ideas, deepen understanding?
- — Elizabeth Bailey (@PatientPOV)Mon, Apr 23 2012 03:30:49@SusannahFox And when does tech distract from but not replace essential conversation fundamental to real doctor/patient connection?
- — Laura O'Grady (@ogradylaura)Sun, Apr 22 2012 11:38:30
- — Pew Internet (@pewinternet)Mon, Apr 23 2012 09:23:31What we're reading @pewinternet: The Flight From Conversation by @STurkle http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/22/opinion/sunday/the-flight-from-conversation.html …om/2012/04/22/opinion/sunday/the-flight-from-conversation.html
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