Ten Arguments For Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now by Jaron Lanier

Ten Arguments For Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now

'A blisteringly good, urgent, essential read' ZADIE SMITHJaron Lanier, the world-famous Silicon Valley scientist-pioneer and 'high-tech genius' (Sunday Times) who first alerted us to the dangers of social media, explains why its toxic effects are at the heart of its design, and explains in ten simple arguments why liberating yourself from its hold will transform your life and the world for the better.Social media is making us sadder, angrier, les...


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TitleTen Arguments For Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now
ISBN9781847925398
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Release DateMay 31st, 2018
PublisherBodley Head
GenreNonfiction, Cultural, Psychology, Science, Technology
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Reviews Ten Arguments For Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now

  • BlackOxford
    1970-01-01
    On Genies and BottlesIn 1956, the novelist and scientist, C. P. Snow wrote an article entitled The Two Cultures. The cultures he had in mind were science and the humanities. Each, he claimed, had its own specialised vocabulary, its own criteria for acceptable thought, and its own unspoken beliefs about ‘the way the world really is’. Communication between members of the two cultures were, he concluded, in such a parlous state that the fate of ...
  • David Wineberg
    1970-01-01
    Facebook, Google and The RaptureJaron Lanier wants to be known for his music and his appreciation of cats (He likes to say he is one). But where he is best known, and most useful, is in his appreciation of the internet. In You Are Not A Gadget (2010), he created a manifesto to free us from the clutches of the corporations installing their systems in our daily lives. Now, things are much worse. Ten Arguments For Deleting Your Social Media Accounts...
  • Dave McLeod
    1970-01-01
    Devoured in a day. Accomplishes the not insignificant thing of making social media slightly more bearable. ESSENTIAL
  • Rob
    1970-01-01
    Reading this review and thinking of checking your Twitter feed? Mind overwhelmed right now by something you read that made you mad on Facebook? Perhaps you should pick up this book. In it, tech pioneer Jaron Lanier discusses how his decades in the computing industry has made him fearful of what social media has done to people and our perceptions of the world. Jaron calls social media companies the BUMMER machine. BUMMER stands for "Behaviors of U...
  • Cristie Underwood
    1970-01-01
    This book was written by someone in the computer world, so I was really fascinated with his point of view. Social media has totally changed how we interact with one another in a negative way at times. I never realized what a negative impact social media has had on our economy, either. This is an interesting and eye-opening read.