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Jeremy Adam Smith Does technology really cut us off from other people?

Smarthphones and social media are changing our daily lives and our society. It’s now normal to see two people at a dinner table fiddling with their phones—and why not? They probably first met each other through their phones, on a dating site like OKCupid.

But are digital devices and social … More >

Claude Fischer American ties (III)

It may be hard to believe, but a generation ago you could be in touch with another person only by speaking face-to-face, by letter, or by a telephone hard-wired to a fixed line – no conversations while walking down the street, no texting, no IM-ing, tweeting, etc. … More >

cmimura Digital sharing is today’s global town crier

Providing access to information has long been the hallmark of scholarship.  Digital sharing is today’s equivalent of a global town crier.  Being within earshot of the source of news in an 18th century town square is one thing, but being able to access information as soon as it is posted … More >

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