Alone Together

Technology has become the architect of our intimacies

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Technology has become the architect of our intimacies. Online, we fall prey to the illusion of companionship, gathering thousands of Twitter and Facebook friends, and confusing tweets and wall posts with authentic communication. But this relentless connection leads to a deep solitude. MIT professor Sherry Turkle argues that as technology ramps up, our emotional lives ramp down. Based on hundreds of interviews and with a new introduction taking us to the present day, Alone Together describes changing, unsettling relationships between friends, lovers, and families.


"Savvy and insightful." - The New York Times

“What Turkle brings to the topic that is new is more than a decade of interviews with teens and college students in which she plumbs the psychological effect of our brave new devices on the generation that seems most comfortable with them.” - The Wall Street Journal

“Nobody has ever articulated so passionately and intelligently what we're doing to ourselves by substituting technologically mediated social interaction…Equipped with penetrating intelligence and a sense of humor, Turkle surveys the front lines of the social-digital transformation...” - Lev Grossman, Time Magazine

“Important...Admirably personal...Turkle’s book will spark useful debate...” - The Boston Globe

“Turkle summarizes her new view of things with typical eloquence…fascinating, readable.” - The New York Times Book Review 

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