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If you follow the hashtag #CMGRCHat, you will come across a twitter discussion that goes on between community managers of dozens of websites, including those working for Fortune 500 companies. The info can be priceless on certain days. Yesterday, a TED Talk was posted called, “Connected, but alone?”. The TED Talk is an analysis by Sherry Turkle, who states:

“As we expect more from technology, do we expect less from each other? Sherry Turkle studies how our devices and online personas are redefining human connection and communication — and asks us to think deeply about the new kinds of connection we want to have.”

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This talk also examines how such things like texting, Facebook posts, and Tweets are more of a projection of fantasy, instead of how a person would really talk to another. Ms. Turkle also discusses how such a thing indicates technology is attempting to solve the problem of having to deal with uncomfortable conversations, this making the “art of conversation”, a dying skill.

What do you think of it? Do you agree?