Connected but Alone

Connected but Alone

Facebook. Twitter. Second Life. “Smart” Phones. Robotic Pets. Robotic Lovers. What don’t we use computers for? Sherry Turkle, the director of MIT’s Initiative on Technology and Self, describes in her book Alone Together a population more at ease with technologies than...
Growing Up Digital

Growing Up Digital

Read this three part series on the ways new technology is impacting kids and teens: Growing up digital: How the Internet affects teen identity. Part one: How digital culture is changing the way kids play Part two: How digital screens are changing the way we read Part...
Teens and Anxiety

Teens and Anxiety

Dr. Brian Goldman’s CBC show White Coat, Black Art recently investigated teen anxiety in the episode The Age of Anxiety. Among other highlights, Dr. Goldman includes author and psychologist Jean Twenge’s comments about the links between a kid’s smartphone and anxiety....
Addicted to Your Phone?

Addicted to Your Phone?

Marketplace went to California to talk to an app developer about how companies keep us hooked on our phones. The team also tracked a family’s device usage over several months and reveal the staggering results. Watch the episode online: Addicted to your...