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"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

"Vivid, even lurid, in its depictions of where we are headed... [an] engrossing study."—Washington Post

"[A] beautifully written, provocative and worrying book."—Financial Times

"A fascinating portrait of our changing relationship with technology."—Newsweek.com

"[Turkle] summarizes her new view of things with typical eloquence...fascinating, readable."—New York Times Book Review

"Important.... Admirably personal.... [Turkle's] book will spark useful debate."—Boston Globe

"Turkle is a sensitive interviewer and an elegant writer."—Slate.com

Alone Together

Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other

By (author) Sherry Turkle

With a New Introduction

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.

"Fascinating." -New York Times Book Review
"Savvy and insightful." -New York Times
"Engrossing." -Washington Post
Sherry Turkle is the Abby Rockefeller Mauzé Professor of the Social Studies of Science and Technology in the Program in Science, Technology, and Society at MIT and the founder and director of the MIT Initiative on Technology and Self. She lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

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