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Reclaiming Conversation [Ebook] ➣ Reclaiming Conversation Author Sherry Turkle – Thomashillier.co.uk Best Kindle Epub, Reclaiming Conversation By Sherry Turkle This is very good and a main topic to read, the readers are very amazed and always take inspiration from the contents of the book. Best Kindle Epub, Reclaiming Conversation By Sherry Turkle This is very good and a main topic to read, the readers are very amazed and always take inspiration from the contents of the book.


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  1. Lance Eaton Lance Eaton says:

    I'm not a fan of Turkle I've read her previous book and seen her TED Talks I find she comes to egregious conclusions about how people interact with scant evidence In this book she argues that people are growing incapable of talking or having sophisticated conversations and that it's largely our digital technology that is creating this rift There are several issues that I have with this book The first is that it is clearly focused on upper middle and upper class people the schools and colleges she focuses on are largely elite schools I find this problematic because it doesn't actually reflect society as a whole and how different groups are engaging in meaning making through their digital devices I also dislike how she draws conclusions about how and what interactions mean from people rather than allowing them to decide what it means She often seems to be the sole authority of experience rather than allowing others to define their experience Finally to accept her book blindly you would believe that youth and adults are incapable of having deep and complex conversations and that this is a wide sweeping epidemic Yet anyone who sits in a coffee shop or restaurant and listens to the conversations going on around them they are likely to find this to be entirely false I spent most of the book frustrated with long meanderings with little substance


  2. Frank Frank says:

    I'm always conflicted about Sherry's books She admits that she only studies a particular behavior leaving out all of the other things that people do So for this book it was studying the ways that people use their phones to avoid conversations with others in person Which is interesting and she definitely made me think about this topicBut as is typical she fails to write about the other side or recognize what happened in the past without phones I've seen some surveys lately that show that Millennials are actually the most likely to have in person conversations to see friends often face to face and to have conversations outside of technology than adults from older generations This is never acknowledged in the book as she just focuses on the people who feel incapable of having face to face conversation and try to avoid it at all costsShe also misses that people are often alone That we don't always have partners or friends or family at the ready for a face to face conversation and that mobile phones and the internet can provide connections to people in times when there would have otherwise been no one to talk to So overall positive in that it got me to think about face to face conversation and negative in the usual criticism of Sherry's books that she only takes one side and doesn't ever acknowledge the benefits of mobile communication


  3. Rochelle Rochelle says:

    I have mixed feelings on this book I definitely see the author's point and understand her perspective but I felt it had too much fear mongering and digital paranoia and not enough balance with the benefits of technology I read the first uarter of it carefully and then skimmed the remainder I felt it was way too long to make rather simple points


  4. Taylor Taylor says:

    I desperately wanted to like this book but the author goes around in circles Every chapter is the same people bring their phone to the dinner table and it kills conversation; people argue through text and it kills empathy; people can't live without their phones and don't know what to do in moments of uiet without them You'd get all of that if you read the first chapter I ended up abandoning it halfway through That said I think the author's central thesis is uite a wise one that mobile phones have snuck their way into our conversation and made talking face to face difficult with some negative conseuences It's a shame she has to waste so many words in saying it


  5. Gloria Gloria says:

    From the early days I saw that computers offer the illusion of companionship without the demands of friendship and then as the programs got really good the illusion of friendship without the demands of intimacy


  6. Kris Kris says:

    This book is basically an expanded version of The Shallows What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains Carr wrote his work in 2010 and Turkle wrote this in 2015 I learned things from both books but ultimately both could have been better Turkle takes Carr's ideas and puts an emphasis on how the technology that is changing our brains is also changing our conversationsTurkle starts small and slowly adds ideas with chapters on solitude and self reflection friendships family relationships romantic relationships the classroom the workplace the public suare through it all she talks about how technology influences the way children are raisedUltimately I wanted substance in less space It's worth a read but not worth buyingSee also Alone Together Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other Technopoly The Surrender of Culture to Technology Grown Up Digital How the Net Generation Is Changing Your World


  7. Becky Pliego Becky Pliego says:

    This is a must read for those who own a device with a screen a life with stories behind a screen with a window into it through social media and who have people in their life in the same room with stories of their own to share Some good uotes Technology enchants; it makes us forget what we know about life But in our eagerness we forget our responsibility to the new to the generation that follows us It is for us to pass on the most precious thing we know how to do talking to the next generation about our experiences our history; sharing what we think we did right and wrong p14We have everything we need to begin We have each other Even a silent phone disconnects us p21So my argument is not anti technology It's pro conversation We miss out on necessary conversations when we divide our attention between the people we're with and the world on our phones Or when we go to our phones instead of claiming a uiet moment for ourselves We have convinced ourselves that surfing the web is the same as daydreaming That it provides the same space for self reflection It doesn't p25The real emergency may be parents and children not having conversations or sharing a silence between them that gives each the time to bring up a funny story or a troubling thought p26It's easier to send a picture than to struggle with a hard idea p36Eye contact is the most powerful path to human connection p36Nass sums it up 'Technology does not provide a sentimental education' People do p42Reclaiming conversation begins with reclaiming our attention p42If you don't have practice in thinking alone you are less able to bring your ideas to the table with confidence and authority A love of solitude and self reflection enables sociability p47Technology gives us the illusion of companionship without the demands of friendship p50Just because technology can help us solve a problem doesn't mean it was a problem in the first place p53We are not teaching them our children that boredom can be recognized as your imagination calling you p66Conversation like literary fiction asks for imagination and engagement And conversation like literary fiction demands uiet time p69Apps can give you a number; only people can provide a narrative p81The privacy of family conversations teaches children that part of our lives can be lived in a closed protected circleIt means that relationships have boundaries you can count on p106When our phones are around we are vulnerable to ignoring the people we love Given this it doesn't make sense to bring a phone to dinner with your children Accept your vulnerability Remove the temptation p114There should be a good rule A good friend should keep you off of your phone when you are together p147Why do we turn away from the people before us to go to the people on our phones p 155Just as you can make a friend feel invisible by going to your phone you can make the same friend feel important by not going to your phone p156This is our paradox When we are apart hypervigilance When we are together inattention p160Liz says that 'memories don't happen when you get a text It's the stories you can tell' p174We are faced with technologies to which we are extremely vulnerable and we don't always respect that fact The path forward is to learn about our vulnerabilities p216The most powerful learning takes place in relationship p231My message is always the same Get together Have a conversation p267Don't automatically walk into every situation with a device in hand The mere presence of a phone signals that your attention is divided even if you don't intend it to be To clear a path for conversation set aside laptops and tablets Put away your phone p319Life is a conversation and you need places to have it p331


  8. Andrew Andrew says:

    Conversation Add it to the list of things us Millennials are killingLook I'm a shitty Millennial I specifically avoided getting a smartphone for as long as I could because I knew how it would affect me having a cartridge of Infinite Jest in my pocket I uit any WhatsApp groupchat my friends try to add me to and the very thought of going on Tinder is beyond depressingSherry Turkle wants to do the right thing truly But she really hampers her argument by focusing on the anecdotes of America's private school educated elites and extrapolating from there That's not necessarily going to lead to her drawing false conclusions but it does show the ideological blinders she's wearing Do smartphones fuck with our attention span and nurture dependence and need to be handled with greater intentionality Are our algorithms corrupting our souls Totally But does that mean that we're all sociopathic autists incapable of empathy No No it doesn'tAlso as soon as I typed that paragraph something told me Bet she's a Warren stan Went to her Twitter and yep called it


  9. Schmacko Schmacko says:

    I just feel like she went in with a forgone conclusion did no real research and then strung together tiny bits of data and stories to back up her preconceived bias


  10. Micah Micah says:

    Put down your mobile phone and close your laptop if you can Our increasing reliance on non verbal virtual communications is not just altering how we work it's fundamentally undermining how children learn empathy and transforming how families manage conflict I'm not sure if I completely agree with everything Turkle argues and at times she seems to rely too heavily on well observed anecdotes rather than hard data Still our personal and collective attention spans seem to be shortening the we rely on our always on always connected technology Perhaps even troubling Turkle suggests that we are exchanging a world of genuine conversation for one of ephemeral connections


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