Talk to Each Other, Not Your Phone

Resource Author:  Sherry Turkle
Resource Date:  10/01/2015
Resource Name:  New York Times
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My recent Sunday Review essay, adapted from my book “Reclaiming Conversation,” made a case for face-to-face talk. The piece argued that direct engagement is crucial for the development of empathy, the ability to put ourselves in the place of others. The article went on to say that it is time to make room for this most basic interaction by first accepting our vulnerability to the constant hum of online connection and then designing our lives and our products to protect against it.