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they do that story every week or so in the Op-Eds.
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On Fri, 17 Jan 2014, Claude Fischer wrote:
> Date: Fri, 17 Jan 2014 11:06:24 -0800
> From: Claude Fischer <[log in to unmask]>
> To: Barry Wellman <[log in to unmask]>, [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: [SOCNET] "Technology is Not Driving Us Apart After All"
> Anybody ready to set up a pool for how many months/weeks/hours before the Times publishes a story with the implicit (or explicit) theme of how technology is
> driving us apart? Hard to beat a meme with mere data.
> On 1/17/2014 10:39 AM, Barry Wellman wrote:
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> NY Times Sunday mag. article about Keith Hampton & associates' studies of behavior in public space. Building on Wm H Whyte's research
> "Hampton thought he could answer major questions about our changing social lives, replacing vague theories with some hard data. Are we indeed
> socially hobbled by our little screens? If matters have gotten worse, how would we know? Worse than what? Using some old reels of film, Hampton
> decided that he could find out.
> "Tall and broad with a warm charm, unguarded in that Canadian way, Hampton has become a star in a subfield that lacks a proper name: He studies
> how digital technology changes our lives. Unlike many of his contemporaries in academia, Hampton is neither a reactionary about technology,
> innately skeptical of the new, nor a utopian, eager to trumpet every invention as revolutionary. He is instead a sanguine optimist - a position
> he says is backed up by his research."
> Barry Wellman
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> NETWORKED:The New Social Operating System. Lee Rainie & Barry Wellman
> MIT Press http://amzn.to/zXZg39 Print $20 Kindle $16
> Old/NewCyberTimes http://bit.ly/c8N9V8
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