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, less empathetic, fearful, isolated and tribal In recent months it has become horribly clear that social media is not bringing us together it is tearing us apart In Ten Arguments For Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now Jaron Lanier draws on his insider s expertise to explain precisely how social media works by deploying constant surveillance and subconscious manipulation of its users and why its cruel and dangerous effects are at the heart of its current business model and design As well as offering ten simple arguments for liberating yourself from its addictive hold, his witty and urgent manifesto outlines a vision for an alternative that provides all the benefits of social media without the harm.So, if you want a happier life, a just and peaceful world, or merely the chance to think for yourself without being monitored and influenced by the richest corporations in history, then the best thing you can do, for now, is delete your social media accounts right now You will almost certainly become a calmer and possibly a nicer person in the process. Read Ten Arguments For Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now – e17streets4all.co.ukTen Arguments For Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now

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  • Hardcover
  • 160 pages
  • Ten Arguments For Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now
  • Jaron Lanier
  • English
  • 18 July 2018
  • 1847925391

10 thoughts on “Ten Arguments For Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now

  1. says:

    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 human society was threatened Essentially he believed 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 hu...

  2. says:

    This is an interesting manifesto about how social media is destroying our souls and our society, but unfortunately, this book isn t well written It s skimmable, at best.Here s a quick guide to Lanier s arguments 1 You are losing your free will.2 Quitting social media is the most finely targeted way to resist the insanity of our times.3 Social media is making you into an asshole.4 Social media is undermining truth.5 Social media is making what you say meaningless.6 Social media is destroyi This is an interesting manifesto about how social media is destroying our souls and our society, but unfortunately, this book isn t well written It s skimmable, at best.Here s a qu...

  3. says:

    Actually I thought I knew what Lanier was going to say in this book and wasn t going to read it Then I listened to a podcast with him with Ezra Klein, and beginning about the 60 minute mark, Lanier speaks of how we should be lone wolves instead of pack wolves in our social lives and I stopped cold Wait I kind of understand he is saying think for yourselves, but aren t we supposed to be working together to achieve something bigger than any one of us could do alone I thought he might exp Actually I thought I knew what Lanier was going to say in this book and wasn t going to read it Then I listened to a podcast with him ...

  4. says:

    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 Right Now is aspecific and desperate appeal Facebook, Google and The RaptureJaron Lanier wants to be known for his music and his appreciation of cats He likes t...

  5. says:

    Since this is my final post here because I ll be deleting Goodreads and Facebook after this, I Okay, just kidding I actually did delete Snapchat, which is apparently a bit innocuous compared to the other platforms Jaron Lanier a trustworthy man with some authority here refers to, butdue to the fact that I have basically 9 active friends there, and all of them use other apps I think if I werecasually and even leisurely committed to social media, I might be fully persuaded to Since this is my final post here because I ll be deleting Goodreads and Facebook after this, I Okay, just kidding I actually did delete Snapchat, which is a...

  6. says:

    BlackOxford, in the review above, apparently faults Jaron Lanier for both being a computer scientist and for sounding like one Besides resorting to ad hominem and straw man attacks and refusing to engage in a meaningful way with the book s content, BlackOxford also illustrates one of this book s central points, which is that, on social media, the biggest asshole always getslikes than everyone else.Lanier does write like a computer scientist, which is what makes this book interesting Hi BlackOxford, in the review above, apparently faults Jaron Lanier for both being a computer scientist and for sounding like one Besides resorting to ad hominem and straw man attacks and refusing to engage in a meaningful way with the book s co...

  7. says:

    Quick read good food for thought Be like a cat.

  8. says:

    Persuasive.

  9. says:

    Book blurb Social media is making us sadder, angrier, less empathetic,fearful,isolated andtribal In recent months it has become horribly clear that social media is not bringing us together it is tearing us apart.Late last year I started to notice that I was not in a good space mental, emotional or otherwise and though I d made several changes over the years as to how I used social media and who I friended , I realized I wasn t being drastic enough So took a six month Book blurb Social media is making us sadder, angrier, less empathetic,fearful,isolated andtribal In recent months it has become horribly clear that social media is not bringing us together it is tearing us apart.Late last year I started to notice that I was not in a good space mental, emotional or otherwise and though I d made several changes over the years as to how I used social media and who I friended , I realized I wasn t being drastic enough So took a six month hiatus, and my sense of well being and general mood improved almost overnight Powerful effects caused by very s...

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    For such a short work, Jaron Lanier s Ten Arguments conjured quite a lot of feelings in me, and most of them smacked of frustration, embarrassment, and exasperation It s not that I find myself disagreeing with his core ten point encapsulation of reasons to remove one s self from the influence of social media, which is satisfyingly listed on the back of the book and which caused me to purchase it in the first place These feelings are instead muchthe product of having so many problems wi For such a short work, Jaron Lanier s Ten Arguments conjured quite a lot of feelings in me, and most of them smacked of frustration, embarrassment, and exasperation It s not that I find myself disagreeing with his core ten point encapsulation of reasons to remove one s self from the influence of social media, which is satisfyingly listed on the back of the book and which caused me to purchase it in the first place These feelings are instead muchthe product of having so many problems with Lanier s logic, opacity, and style all of which feel plainly pedestrian and in fact belie the back cover s promise of what should be a vital read.No question that Lanier has established his chops as a seasoned veteran of Silicon Valley, contributing to the early days of the Int...

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