More Facebook Friends, Fewer Real Ones, Says Cornell Study
Matthew Brashears, a Cornell sociologist, conducted a study that suggested social networks may not be fulfilling our deeper social needs.
When and How to Pair: In one scene from the novel, the protagonist complains about his wife’s inability to have a genuine conversation because she is too concerned with watching television. After finishing reading this scene in Part Two (pg.80-91), ask students to discuss what effect technology has on characters’ lives in the novel. Compare and contrast the effect of Facebook on people’s lives according to the article, with the effect the technology in the novel has on the characters’ lives.