“We live in a technological universe in which we are always communicating. And yet we have sacrificed conversation for mere connection.” ~Sherry Turkle
Words have tremendous power. As social media users learned early in the game, our words can unite — and our words can alienate.
Today’s quote is another favorite in my “communication collection.” Sherry Turkle, a social science and technology professor at MIT, reminds us that online connection doesn’t offer the same emotional health benefits as in-person communication. Here, she hints at the danger of spending more time online than we spend developing deeper relationships with others. ~CL
If you missed it earlier, here’s a link to a piece I wrote on communication skills. Please click here.
Photo by Cindy La Ferle