In her TedTalk “Connected, but alone” Sherry Tarkle shares her brief talk with an 18-year old boy : “someday, but certainly not now, I’d like to learn how to have a conversation.” 543 more words
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The other day I argued that focus on the “texting-white-driving epidemic” diverts attention from the dangers of driving generally. Here’s a different direction.
The contemporary fascination with using data to tell stories runs up against the need to tell stories in the length of a tweet or in one chart, sometimes resulting in data-focused news that uninforms people rather than informing them. 392 more words
US Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration distracted driving PSA: 9 more words
In New York, we’re still just giving one another dirty looks for staring at a cell phone screen instead of walking with the flow of traffic. 323 more words
"I Used To Think I Was Pretty Good At Texting And Driving," Said Student Using Driving Simulator, Striking Pedestrian
DETROIT (WWJ) – It was a sobering lesson Wednesday for students on the campus of Wayne State University. Allstate brought a driving simulator to the Gullen Mall to teach kids the dangers of texting and driving. 297 more words