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Sunday, 15 July 2012

what are we losing due to social media

The solitude of Loch Linnhe
A lone sitter at Sgeir na-sean Picnic area by Loch Linnhe.
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from an interview (on the simon mainwaring blog) with Sherry Turkle, professor of Social Studies of Science and Technology at MIT, and author of the book, Alone Together

we are losing

- the ability to tolerate solitude
- the capacity to collaborate (cause we need to bring something to that)
- the ability to be present (cause we're in such a hurry to pass on the experience)
- the ability to lead (and not just poll)
- experience of conversation (as it is replaced with connection)
- experience of showing ourselves - warts and all (as ourselves on social media is polished)
- the art of truly being with each other

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