Do computers (and other information and communication technologies) increase or decrease social connection?

Overall, do computers (and other information and communication technologies) increase or decrease social connection? Your answer should explore multiple dimensions of this question and must draw from at least THREE of the class readings.

The class readings are
The Master SwitchTim Wu

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE ELECTRONIC COTTAGE?and Do Artifacts Have Politics?”Langdon Winner

Why Japanas Cellphones Havenat Gone Global”
–HIROKO T ABUCHI

Social Informatics: Overview, Principles and Opportunities”
-Steve Sawyer Page 9-12

The Cathedral and the Bazaar–Eric S. Raymond

Filter Bubble-Pariser

Does Technology Control Us?”-David N ye Page 17-22

The system Must be first”–Thomas Hughes


How smart does your bed have to be, before you are afraid to go to sleep at night?”–Rich Gold

Cell Phones”E.Cabell Hankinson Gathman

Only a Technology Triad Can Tame Terror-Selmer Bringsjord

(If you cannot use these reading sources, you can find others.)

Do computers (and other information and communication technologies) increase or decrease social connection?

Please find the sources from at least three from the 5 readings that I uploaded.
Overall, do computers (and other information and communication technologies) increase or decrease social connection? Your answer should explore multiple dimensions of this question and must draw from at least THREE of the class readings.The readings by Heath and Heath, Mirsky, Howard, Posner, and Baym will NOT count
towards the three required readings. You can draw from them if you choose, but you must engage with at least three of the other readings and do so in a substantive way.Your essay should be 1000 1200 words long. Please put your word count at the bottom of the page. Movies shown in class do not count as class readings.
You should focus on constructing your own thesis and argument to answer the question, and then use the readings and lecture notes as evidence to support your argument. You must use a proper academic citation format (MLA, Chicago, APA).