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A book review: Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age

Reclaiming Conversation
Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age by Sherry Turkle

Last year, I took a year-long online class called A Simple Year that focused each month on a different topic and how to simplify and declutter that area of your life. There was a different person each month that provided articles on the topic as well as a webinar with Q&A.  One month’s topic was relationships and the writer that month suggested a book called Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age by Sherry Turkle.  I myself was struggling with zoning out on Facebook, not being present in the moment when I was having conversations (Brad would say “Are you listening?”) and in general focusing more on what I’d say on Facebook to someone vs. what I was going to say to them in real life.  The book sounded intriguing.  Continue reading A book review: Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age