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The Documented Life – NYTimes.com (Shelly Turkle on Selfies and the like)

Shelly Turkle, who is one of the keenest observers of how tech affects our social lives, notes that

Until recently, it was the sharing that seemed most important. People didn’t seem to feel like themselves unless they shared a thought or feeling, even before it was clear in their mind. The new sensibility played on the Cartesian with a twist: “I share, therefore I am.”

These days, we still want to share, but now our first focus is to have, to possess, a photograph of our experience.

I interview people about their selfies. It’s how they keep track of their lives. Mr. Ansari offered a conversation, but people wanted documentation. We interrupt conversations for documentation all the time.

via The Documented Life – NYTimes.com.

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