Bookmark: "Social networking under fresh attack as tide of cyber-scepticism sweeps US"

Sebastian Greger


The Guardian summarizes a contemporary genre of “cyber-sceptic” literature, such as Sherry Turkle’s “Alone Together”, “The Shallows” by Nicholas Carr, “The Net Delusion” by Evgeny Morozov, and others – and also presents some critique of that critique.

As we are struggling to conceptualize the personal and social consequences of the so-called “social media”, it is no surprise there is an abundance of perspectives. And whether we subscribe to certain arguments or not, they all help shaping the common understanding of the challenges of this latest iteration of social life.

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