Met Sherry Turkle in 1997 in Cannes @ Milia for the introduction of her book Life on the screen, being a fan ever since!
The ‘Always-On’ Phenomenon. Nowadays we are always connected, with the development of the online infrastructure, the availability of WIFI and data mobility infrastructure, the smartphone and tablet devices which give us access to all sorts of information for either social or professional use anytime, anywhere. We live in a global, networked world within different time zones. The global reach of connectivity can make the most isolated outpost into a center of learning and economic activity, Turkle, (2010, p152-153). Our life is spread all over the world and we are connected to people in different time zones and continents. Hence, the ‘Always-on’ phenomenon and urge to connect might lead to different habits, especially when it comes to sleep
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