Reclaiming Conversation

Reclaiming Conversation

The Power of Talk in A Digital Age

Book - 2015
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"Renowned media scholar Sherry Turkle investigates how a flight from conversation undermines our relationships, creativity, and productivity--and why reclaiming face-to-face conversation can help us regain lost ground,"
Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2015.
ISBN: 9781594205552
Branch Call Number: 302.231/TURKLE
Characteristics: 436 pages ; 25 cm


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This is an intriguing book about conversation coexisting in the technological world. Turkle cites an increase among adults and children in avoiding conversation due to technology usage. She discusses how conversation provides a dialogue that is different from using electronic communication. Her s... Read More »

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Feb 02, 2016

One mode of interaction is "Google jockeying": While a speaker is making a presentation, participants search the web for appropriate content to display on the screens - for examples, definitions, images, or opposing views. Another mode of interaction is "back-channeling," in which participants type in comments as the speaker talks, providing running commentary on the material being presented. p.218

Feb 02, 2016

The world's largest conference call provider, used by 85 percent of Fortune 100 firms, studied what people are doing during meetings: 65 percent do other work, 63 percent send email, 55 percent eat or make food, 47 percent go to the bathroom and 6 percent take another call ... Darius Lehrer, a thirty-six-year-old manager at ReadyLearn, sums up meeting etiquette: "You come in, get some coffee, work on your laptop, listen for your name to be called, make your contribution, and then go back to yoiur computer. A good meeting leader will give you a 'heads-up' signal about five minutes before she calls on you so that you can close out your email and get ready to speak." p.254-5


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ser_library Apr 15, 2016

interesting point that I understood in the first few chapters, I found myself wondering about the introvert/extrovert continuum which Turkle did not consider


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