Talking to Each Other: The Next Hot Thing

July 31, 2014 8:27 PM

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Talking to Each Other: The Next Hot Thing

In a recent meeting my colleague Barri Litt, who teaches accounting and audit at Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship, commented about a sleepover party she participated in, invited by a friend who hosted a group of 11-year-old girls. When bedtime arrived, they asked the girls to put down their iPhones, iPads or the like that each of them were holding and fiddling with.

"What do you mean, will we actually talk to each other?" one of the girls asked. "Yes," my friend replied. "That is exactly what we had in mind." The girls looked surprised and intrigued, as the adults brought a set of cards with trigger questions. "If you were an animal, what animal would you be?" ...

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