Reclaiming Conversation

Reclaiming Conversation

The Power of Talk in A Digital Age

Book - 2015
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Renowned media scholar Sherry Turkle investigates how a flight from conversation undermines our relationships, creativity, and productivity--and why reclaiming face-to-face conversation can help us regain lost ground.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2015
ISBN: 9780143109792
0143109790
9781594205552
1594205558
Characteristics: 436 pages ; 25 cm

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Feb 02, 2016

One mode of interaction is "Google jockeying": While a speaker is making a presentation, participants search the web for appropriate content to display on the screens - for examples, definitions, images, or opposing views. Another mode of interaction is "back-channeling," in which participants type in comments as the speaker talks, providing running commentary on the material being presented. p.218

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Feb 02, 2016

The world's largest conference call provider, used by 85 percent of Fortune 100 firms, studied what people are doing during meetings: 65 percent do other work, 63 percent send email, 55 percent eat or make food, 47 percent go to the bathroom and 6 percent take another call ... Darius Lehrer, a thirty-six-year-old manager at ReadyLearn, sums up meeting etiquette: "You come in, get some coffee, work on your laptop, listen for your name to be called, make your contribution, and then go back to yoiur computer. A good meeting leader will give you a 'heads-up' signal about five minutes before she calls on you so that you can close out your email and get ready to speak." p.254-5

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ser_library Apr 15, 2016

interesting point that I understood in the first few chapters, I found myself wondering about the introvert/extrovert continuum which Turkle did not consider

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