We never talk any more: The problem with text messaging

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Discussion:  With the increasing popularity of text messaing, our young adults may be missing out on certain aspects of their social lives.  Psychologists are worried that America’s youth aren’t developing their social skills the way that they should, and that they may be harming or missing out on certain relationships.  By controlling exactly what we… Read more »

Mobile devices offer ‘seductive’ fantasy

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Discussion:  Could our connected mobile devices hurt our ability to form personal relationships? Professor Sherry Turkle says yes.  Because our mobile devices are always on and always on us, as a culture we never get any solitude.  Solitude nurtures relationships because it allows us to reflect on our relationships and form real attachments.  The devices promote… Read more »