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Does technology really cut us off from other people?

Jeremy Adam Smith, web editor & producer, Greater Good Science Center | March 20, 2014

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 media disconnecting us from the … Continue reading »

Age & Aspirations for Privacy

Chris Hoofnagle, adjunct professor of information | April 15, 2010

Media reports teem with stories of young people posting salacious photos online, writing about alcohol-fueled misdeeds on social networking sites, and publicizing other ill-considered escapades that may haunt them in the future. These anecdotes are interpreted as representing a generation-wide shift in attitude toward information privacy. Many commentators therefore claim that young people “are less … Continue reading »