Ariel Fogel Posted almost 2 years ago Sherry Turkle: Connected, but alone? I think the reason so many people found value in this talk is that the talk lends validity to a belief that I believe is not so widespread in the mainstream (though probably is moreso within the TED community). It's nice to hear the argument made so articulately and by a respected source. Maybe you aren't exactly the intended audience if you don't want to change your habits. But for me, this reinfornces my desire to continue doing small things that break the cycle a little, such as calling people to respond to texts, or spending more time without a technological distraction.