Writer Sherry Turkle is using selfies to promote a popular argument: that technology harms the way we relate to each other. But she’s wrong and outdated—and listening to her makes us miss what’s really important.
The Nintendo generation wants to bond with their children on their old digital stomping grounds. "On the menu of things to do with your kid, it's not the best choice," says MIT Professor and Alone Together author Sherry Turkle.
Author Sherry Turkle has always been a tech evangelist. But this last burst of social media has her exhausted. Sure, teens say being 'social' is hard, but they hate high school too. The fact is, Turkle's right in the thesis that we're all overwhelmed with connections. She's just wrong when it comes to her conclusions.