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Floating Twitter and Fleeting Tweets: The Illusions of Technology

Floating Twitter and Fleeting Tweets: The Illusions of Technology

“This is the story of the next half-century as we effectively become cyborgs” – Joshua Foer [1] It says much that one of the great technological achievements of the last 20 years is a creation emphasizing the writing of 140 characters: the tailored, high-speed medium of communication that has effectively created a virtual community, with [...]

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Does Our Hyper-Connected World Make People Socially Inept?

Does Our Hyper-Connected World Make People Socially Inept?

If someone would have given me an accurate description of today’s communication and information world back in, let us say, 1971, I would have told them that they should stop believing in science fiction novels. Back then there were no cell phones or the internet, although both communication technologies were in the pipeline in various [...]

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