Turkle vs. Johnson

Just in time for your midterm: “Lonely, but united: Sherry Turkle and Steven Johnson on Technology’s Pain and Promise.” 

I can’t get the video embed code to work here, but please watch that dialogue. The 10-13 minute marks are quite interesting to me in terms of the reception of Turkle’s book and how she’s been slammed for being critical of the web.

This exchange actually reminds me a lot of the Keen vs. Weinberger “Reply All” debate from July 2007 titled “The Good, the Bad, And the ‘Web 2.0,'” although that exchange is more about the useless noise vs information filtering aspects of the web rather than people’s behaviors/online addictions.

Feel free to refer to either of this exchanges in your midterm responses.

Posted on October 9, 2012, in Social Media, Society. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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