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Life on the Screen: Identity in the Age of the Internet

  title={Life on the Screen: Identity in the Age of the Internet},
  author={Sherry Turkle},
From the Publisher: A Question of Identity Life on the Screen is a fascinating and wide-ranging investigation of the impact of computers and networking on society, peoples' perceptions of themselves, and the individual's relationship to machines. Sherry Turkle, a Professor of the Sociology of Science at MIT and a licensed psychologist, uses Internet MUDs (multi-user domains, or in older gaming parlance multi-user dungeons) as a launching pad for explorations of software design, user… 
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A Life in Bits and Bytes: A Portrait of a College Student and Her Life with Digital Media
  • K. Davis
  • Psychology
    Teachers College Record: The Voice of Scholarship in Education
  • 2011
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