There's no doubt that there's a mad rush of people and investors' money going into social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook. But are they actually a form of madness?
Yes, according to MIT professor Sherry Turkle:
“A behaviour that has become typical may still express the problems that once caused us to see it as pathological.”
She explains that people are become isolated from reality due to such social networking sites because technology is dominating our lives and making us "less human".
Under the illusion of allowing us to communicate better, technology is actually isolating us from real human interactions in a cyber-reality that is a poor imitation of the real world, she suggests.
“We have invented inspiring and enhancing technologies, yet we have allowed them to diminish us,” she writes.
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