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Talk to people about this book - don't send them a text message...!
21 November 2015
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...!