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Live Q&A with Sherry Turkle: How has digital technology changed the kind of communications you have with your friends, family & co-workers?

This Live conversation with TED speaker Sherry Turkle will open on April 12th, 2pm EDT.

How has digital technology changed the kind of communications you have with your friends, family & co-workers?

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Closing Statement from Sherry Turkle

This has been a wonderful experience for me. I get to see how many people view my talk, but not what they are thinking. So hearing what you are thinking was great! And it sounds like a lot of people are struggling to balance conversation with connection and actually becoming better at sensing the difference. I’m optimistic. And I like it that people are actively thinking about how to create real spaces at home and work to pay more attention to each other, to really listen to each other. Thank you.

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    Apr 12 2012: Ms. Turkle!! What a priviledge!!

    Thank you for your talk and for this conversation.

    Technology is great.....but like everything else, we have to keep it in it's place.

    As parents we are responsible to lead by example.

    My children do not have cell phones, neither do I. Don't need them. I do love the internet, because it is full of ideas, and I, as well as my family use it for learning, communicating with those far away, planning trips, etc.....

    I am a professional, and my friends and co-workers are in awe that I get away with not having a cell phone. But I do. And I don't mind it one bit.

    Maybe in the future my circumstances will change, we'll see.

    In the meantime, I think people with very little manners or consideration for others, will continue to look down while being spoken to live and in person. As parents, we can educate our children. We don't have to do what others do.

    A little common sense sometimes is in order.........common sense is not so common anymore..

    Anyways, great talk..........I noticed that the title was in the form of a question.....because the jury is still out I imagine.

    Be Well Ms. Turkle......say hello to your daughter from my daughter and I.....and PLEASE, don't text her.....LOL
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      Apr 12 2012: Dear Mary,

      Actually, I have a cell phone. I think that the point is embrace and be vigilant. So I see cell phones in your future and I am not afraid!

      Like you say, common sense and keeping your eye on what is important: your relationships.

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