Mobile communications and loneliness

 


An article in Boston Globe magazine charts the curious trend away from real human interaction towards entirely digitally mediated ones and notes the importance of being “un reachable” at times which is becoming increasingly difficult, and of being able to tolerate being alone. In particular the article cites research by an NYU social scientist and a U Toronto information scientist that show the effects of widespread usage of mobile comms on our culture.

 

The End of Alone: moving from real interaction to online lives

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Semiotics and Future Studies DMin Orientation Advance photos, cohort 9 (Photo credit: lorenkerns)

The End of Alone – The Boston Globe.

An article in Boston Glove magazine charts the curious trend away from real human interaction towards entirely digitally mediated ones and notes the importance of being un reachable at times which is becoming increasingly difficult