Jun 202012

Some excellent posts on Google+ from +Eli Fennell and +Christian Schlobach are very insightful and in itself a nice showcase of a “Long conversation” on Google+. Even including the different approaches of referencing and sharing!

Funny enough, this conversation immediately reminded me of Sherry Turkle. I read her books “The Second Self” (1984) and “Life on the Screen” (1995) when they got published decades ago.

Just discovered her newest book “Alone Together” (2011) which is about … social networks.

I do not see her on Google+ – yet?! I would much more like to circle her than+George Takei 😉

[Originally posted on Google+]

Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other

by Sherry Turkle [Basic Books]
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Second Self: Computers and the Human Spirit (The Second Self)

by Sherry Turkle [Mit University Press Group Ltd]
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Life on the Screen: Identity in the Age of the Internet

by Sherry Turkle [Simon & Schuster]
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Jul 162011

As you start playing with Google+ and Circles, here are a few guidelines for different tastes.

If you want to understand Circles and some of the not so obvious implications, these are good reads: