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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: I think that technology has created more of a barrier along generational lines than along interpersonal lines. My friends and I speak the language of memes. We speak the language of the internet.
    Is that bad or good?
    I have yet to make a judgement.
    My friends and I may know the meaning of YOLO, OMG, and smh; but simply because we understand this language does not mean that we are incapable of speaking with correct grammar. In fact, most people I talk to are likely to unapologetically reprimand a person if they were to end a sentence with a preposition.
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      Apr 12 2012: Dear Clare . . . Dear Samuel . . . You guys should talk!

      I personally get confused with too many acronyms, they don't speak to me. I like the flow of language. I don't presume that people who use acronyms don't know grammar, just that they prefer this new economy of connection talk when they are online.
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        Apr 12 2012: They honestly annoy me. It reminds me too much of 1984, but unfortunately I seem to be an exception.

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