Life on the Screen: Identity in the Age of the Internet | Study Guide

Sherry Turkle

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Life on the Screen: Identity in the Age of the Internet | Screen Technology After 1995

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Sherry Turkle published Life on the Screen: Identity in the Age of the Internet in 1995. Below is a brief chronology of more recent developments in screen technology and related topics.

  • 1995 Commercialization of the Internet; Amazon.com and eBay go live.
  • 1998 Google goes live.
  • 1999 Nokia unveils the 7110 mobile cellular phone, the first to access information from the Internet over a mobile wireless network.
  • 2000 Sharp launches the first camera phone.
  • 2001 Wikipedia goes live.
  • 2004 Social media becomes a mainstream concept and activity; Facebook opens to college students.
  • 2005 YouTube goes live.
  • 2006 Twitter goes live.
  • 2007 Apple unveils the first-generation iPhone.
  • 2011 Sherry Turkle publishes Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other.
  • 2014 Total number of Internet users worldwide estimated at three billion.
  • 2015 Turkle publishes Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age.
  • 2017 Total number of websites estimated at 1.7 billion.
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