Sherry Turkle, in her book Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other, argues the following:

Texting offers just the right amount of access, just the right amount of control. She is a modern Goldilocks: for her, texting puts people not too close, not too far, but at just the right distance. The world is now full of modern Goldilockses, people who take comfort in being in touch with a lot of people whom they also keep at bay. […] But when technology engineers intimacy, relationships can be reduced to mere connections. And then, easy connection becomes redefined as intimacy. Put otherwise, cyberintimacies slide into cybersolitudes. And with constant connection comes new anxieties of disconnection.”

Respond to Turkle’s argument about intimacy, control, and relationships in the digital age.

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