The Impact Of Technology In Alone Together By Sherry Turkle

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The effects and impacts of technology continue to be a widely debated topic within the contemporary era. Sherry Turkle makes the provocative statement at the onset of her novel entitled, “Alone Together”, that suggests technology to be “seductive when it what if offers meets our human vulnerabilities”. (2011:1). Technology can be perceived to have primarily been designed for problem solving purposes, such as serving as a medium to improve efficiency or increase the production process, however, has since evolved into a platform that affects communication in various ways, for example by either boosting or hindering the human self-esteem.
Furthermore, as suggested by Turkle, technology is not considered for the advancements offered and made, but rather for the social factors contributed in society, such as the invention of ‘emoticons’ and various additional platforms for communication. Terms and phrases, such as “selfie” or “body-shaming”, and the advent rise in blogging serve
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This is done by firstly defining what journalism is and the purpose it severs. Secondly, a brief history into the practise is conducted to examine and analyse the transition from print media into new media. Thirdly, the implications of these changes are discussed as well as the opportunities afforded by it. Lastly, specific focus is placed on a new media platform, more specifically blogging, to discuss the effects and implications it poses for journalism and its future. Ultimately, this essay is done with the intention and purpose of understanding the history of journalism as well as various effects of new media and technology on the practise and conclusively suggest whether these effects are either positive or
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