How Technology Has The Way We Think By Sherry Turkle And Electronic Intimacy

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The progressing changes in technology, like social media, can both push us, as a society, further and closer to and from each other and personal connections. The articles “How Computers Change the Way We Think” by Sherry Turkle and “Electronic Intimacy” by Christine Rosen argue that technology is quite damaging to society as a whole and that even though it can at times be helpful it is more damaging. I have to agree and disagree with this because it really just depends on how it is used and it can damage or help the user. Technology makes things more efficient and instantaneous. It encourages affirmation or rejection of our feelings. Most people own a smartphone, or at least some type of phone, and are able to communicate or see something with the click of a couple buttons or taps on a screen. Using social networking sites is pleasurable. Some believe that we tend to create migratory friendships which are basically friendships started on social media that later on become friendships physically face to face.This is true for some. I started a friendship with a fellow key clubber after an international event where she recognized me online after we all met up on a huge group page online to discuss the event. We had taken a picture together. I was wearing our mascot onesie and she was in full spirit attire. We did not know each other at all. Just strangers that took a picture and now we have been friends for over a year. I got to meet up with her at another event a couple
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