Stop Googling Let's Talk Analysis

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In the article, “Stop Googling. Let’s Talk.” by Sherry Turkle, she talks about how the impact of phones and how the use of technology affects our conversations and interactions with people. Turkle talks about how nowadays people divide their attention between multiple things, but the two main examples she uses are phones and conversations. By dividing their attention, people rarely dive into deep conversations with one another. They tend to have shallow conversations with people due to the fact that they are constantly checking their phones at every vibrate or ring, which, in shallow conversations allows them to go in and out of the conversation without missing any important details. Turkle states that, “the mere presence of a phone on a table between them (two people) or in the periphery of their vision changes both what they talk about and the degree of connection they feel.” Because technology takes up such a…show more content…
Turkle doesn’t give examples or show that there is also positive effects of technology socially, as well as intellectually. She only describes the negative effects, and I think she could have developed a stronger argument if she describes both sides of the argument in both a social and intellectual environment in a way that is positive to the development of kids, instead of just discussing how technology is harmful to kids because that is not always the case. I feel as though I am qualified to express this point of view because I also grew up in the digital age having experienced both the negatives and positives of technology, and feel that the negative stigma is often misrepresented. I feel as though she, as part of the older generation, does not necessarily see things through the same lens as I do, and therefore doesn’t cover all of the bases in the

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