Saturday, 6 November 2010

iPhones = unreasonable behaviour?

http://tinyurl.com/2v97j6b. Sensibly, tech isn't made deterministically responsible for poor marital relations but it’s acknowledged that mediated communication may also be used to avoid facing relational problems (see Fortunati 1998 - Telecomunicando in Europa – for a discussion).

Absorption in mediated communication, which fosters a state of so-called 'absent presence' (see Gergen 2002 in 'Perpetual contact. Mobile communication, private talk, public performance') could equally refer to burying your head in a newspaper of course….