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Stefana Broadbent:
How the Internet enables intimacy

TEDGlobal 2009 · 8:51 · Filmed Jul 2009
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Stefana Broadbent: How the Internet enables intimacy
8:51 · Filmed July 2009 at TEDGlobal 2009 · Subtitles available in 27 languages

We worry that IM, texting, Facebook are spoiling human intimacy, but Stefana Broadbent's research shows how communication tech is capable of cultivating deeper relationships, bringing love across barriers like distance and workplace rules.

Tech anthropologist
Stefana Broadbent watches us while we talk (and IM, and text). She is one of a new class of ethnographers who study the way our social habits and relationships function and mutate in the digital age. Full bio
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