Douglas Arnold

Independent Speaker & Business Coach
Tampa, FL, United States

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English

Areas of Expertise

Public Relations, Marketing Communications, Corporate Social Responsibillty (CSR), Community Relations, Strategic Communication, Executive Coaching & Consulting, Public Speaking - Change Management, Public Speaking - Communications, Public Speaking - Leadership, Public Speaking - Ethics & Integrity

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Douglas Arnold
Posted about 2 years ago
Live Q&A with Sherry Turkle: How has digital technology changed the kind of communications you have with your friends, family & co-workers?
I recently heard that Google has introduced an app that is a traditional Morse Code entry system for smartphones. The dits and dahs can be entered with great speed... but, seriously -- will we wake up one morning and discover actually talking (F2F or telephonically) is the fastest and most expressive form of communications? Inflection, tone, pauses -- all can communicate feeling, support, inclusiveness, disdain...
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Douglas Arnold
Posted about 2 years ago
Live Q&A with Sherry Turkle: How has digital technology changed the kind of communications you have with your friends, family & co-workers?
I would like to poll the group. I have been on Facebook avidly for more than five years. I have seen a consistent trend that many newbies jump in head first, post enthusiastically, interact and exchange for maybe a year. Then, many start to enter a bell curve of participation -- the novelty wears off, the old friends just aren't that interesting, the games are vapid and repetitive... Most lurk or disappear completely. Any others notice this trend? Are there data recognizing this bell curve?
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Douglas Arnold
Posted about 2 years ago
Live Q&A with Sherry Turkle: How has digital technology changed the kind of communications you have with your friends, family & co-workers?
Agreed. But the other person in the dyad may have a more complicated technology lifestyle. I want the relationship, I want to be genuine to my own needs, but I often have to go from Facebook to Twitter to Google+. This is the complex competition that is making things challenging -- particularly when wanting to connect person A with colleague C. I feel as if I need a separate device for each conduit.
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Douglas Arnold
Posted about 2 years ago
Live Q&A with Sherry Turkle: How has digital technology changed the kind of communications you have with your friends, family & co-workers?
Sherry: how has digital communications redefined 'relationship' I am 60; I have strong friendships and colleagues that range from 80 to 25. Each has a unique concept of how our relationship grows or diminishes by the channels we use. Some never want to talk or meet; most are OK with email or Facebook. When I was 20 you had a hardwired phone, wrote a letter or met face to face. Now there are so many competing channels... Your thoughts?