Friday, June 04, 2021

The Invasion of the Body-Snatchers: A Modern Version

People barely spoke. They ordered drinks and food. Sat with their dates. Looked at their phones. They didn't even try. Everyone knew that when they got home they would see pictures of the party. They could save the comments until then. We weren't really saying good-bye. It was just good-bye until we got to our rooms and logged onto Facebook.

- A recollection about a farewell party for graduating college seniors, noted in Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age by Sherry Turkle

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