Ten Arguments For Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now

Ten Arguments For Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now

'A blisteringly good, urgent, essential read' ZADIE SMITH Jaron 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 'A blisteringly good, urgent, essential read' ZADIE SMITH Jaron Lanier, the world-famous Silicon Valley scientist-p...

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Title:Ten Arguments For Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now
Author:Jaron Lanier
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:160 pages pages

Ten Arguments For Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now Reviews

  • Diane
    Jun 28, 2018
    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 th...
  • b talbot
    Aug 06, 2018
    the best way to sum up this book for me is that i thought i was not being manipulated by the social media i participate in. but this book showed me that i was and am wrong. very wrong. what i like about this book is that yes, it argues that we should delete our social media accounts...
  • Mykle
    Nov 02, 2018
    TL;DR: Please read this book! (Of course if you DR 'cause books are TL, then I guess it's TL4U!) I have to give Jaron Lanier credit. Clearly he read my scathing review of his last book, and took all my criticisms to heart. =) That book was a rambling, depressive whine. This one is a...
  • Matt
    Jul 03, 2018
    Quick read; good food for thought: Be like a cat. ...
  • Trish
    Aug 03, 2018
    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 soci...
  • FunkyPlaid
    Jul 20, 2018
    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 i...
  • Elizabeth A
    Sep 20, 2018
    Book blurb: Social media is making us sadder, angrier, less empathetic, more fearful, more isolated and more tribal. 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 ...
  • Michelle
    Sep 29, 2018
    An interesting book, in which Lanier encourages us to be more 'cat' because 'cats have integrated themselves into the modern high-tech world without giving themselves up.' I share Lanier's concerns about how our data is used, and about the veracity of some of the information we come ac...
  • David
    Jun 01, 2018
    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 t...
  • *Dee's Book reading time
    Jun 20, 2018
    Thought-provoking read by an intelligent author, musician and noted resident of Silicon Valley, Jaron Lanier who will have you thinking about every key you've hit, ad you've searched on your social media sites using 10 valid and strong arguments for deleting your social media account r...
  • Mark Seemann
    Aug 09, 2018
    These ten arguments for deleting my Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google, etc. accounts were more serious and thought-through than I had expected. I mostly expected an entertaining rant, but this is an insider's view on the trouble with social media, and what it does to society, as wel...
  • Jason
    Nov 30, 2018
    Chalk this book up to another complete waste of time! Everything you need to know or can learn in this book is taken from the title of the book. What seemed like a promising book turned into another anti-Trump diatribe that was off-putting and strangely contradicted the author's appare...
  • Gerhard
    Nov 22, 2018
    Another of those misleading, but cool-sounding, titles that the author spends an entire book running circles around. ...
  • Lisa
    Aug 21, 2018
    I thought this book was pretty poorly written and I disagreed with a fair amount of it. I also can't stop thinking about it. My experience with social media hasn't been the negative morass that Lanier generally (but not always) describes. Additionally, I don't agree that thinking an...
  • Oryx
    Jun 02, 2018
    A real bummer man. Just kidding. Presented with a real clarity and very well argued indeed. Not what I was expecting from the title. Lanier makes it seem like this is the only argument worth having, the most pressing problem of contemporary society; it makes everything else fall by...
  • Ivan
    Aug 18, 2018
    A good example of the book that should have been an article. Worthwhile points raised in the book with needless filler. A better book: ?The Attention Merchants: The Epic Scramble to Get Inside Our Heads,? by Tim Wu. ...
  • BlackOxford
    May 31, 2018
    On Genies and Bottles In 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 u...
  • Stany
    Jun 22, 2018
    Jaron Lanier's key theme is that the business model behind the success of the big internet /social media companies (facebook and google mainly) is based on companies paying to be able to manipulate user behaviour. So the users are the products and the companies are the customers. This ...
  • Faiza Sattar
    Aug 14, 2018
    ????? (5/5) I see some top GR reviews for this book slating the content and in particular, the writing style. I begin to wonder if a book with such a diverse scope deserves to be judged according to what I would call ?literary? parameters. Of course to each his own, bu...
  • David Wineberg
    May 08, 2018
    Facebook, Google and The Rapture Jaron 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 fr...
  • Pat
    Aug 31, 2018
    Die aufgestellten Thesen haben mir großteils ganz gut gefallen. Die Art und Weise, der Schreibstil allerdings überhaupt nicht. Vielleicht liegt es an der Übersetzung, ich weiß es nicht. Habe den ein oder anderen Gedanken mitnehmen können, daher 2 Sterne. ...
  • Goatboy
    Oct 12, 2018
    Honestly I was vacillating on how to rate this book, but ultimately decided to rate it based on what the book actually is rather than what I want it to be and what it could have been. I came to my own negative opinions regarding platforms like Facebook early, and long before the cu...
  • Julia Przejczowska
    Aug 29, 2018
    Ju? sam tytu? tej ksi??ki wskazuje w jakim tonie b?dzie ta ksi??ka i co autor próbuje udowodni?. W wielu przypadkach jestem sk?onna si? z nim zgodzi?, ale jednak wiele argumentów zosta?o specjalnie przedstawionych w taki sposób, ?eby pasowa? do tezy autora - nie wini?...
  • Simon Stegall
    Jun 07, 2018
    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 ...
  • Carrie Poppy
    Jul 01, 2018
    Persuasive. ...
  • Steven Feit
    Dec 05, 2018
    I?ve read two of Lanier?s other three books, and like those, this book is more important than it is good. (For quality I would probably give only two or three stars.) Lanier?s writing is quick and he moves on from some conclusions without sufficient explanation, which makes the r...
  • LaCitty
    Oct 09, 2018
    Dopo lo scandalo Cambridge Analytica alcuni concetti esposti in questo libro sono già di dominio pubblico, certo il quadro che l'autore espone sui social network (e sui motori di ricerca) è inquietante. Interessanti alcune idee che espone per uscire da questa impasse (e potenziale im...
  • dv
    Aug 01, 2018
    Un libro importante da leggere oggi, direi quasi ?da far leggere a scuola?. Non ci si lasci ingannare dal titolo: non si tratta semplicemente di chiudere un account social per ?protesta? contro le grandi corporation. Si tratta di ragionare con consapevolezza sull?effetto dei ...
  • Isabelle
    Jul 10, 2018
    A quick read which I think will preach to the converted (my uncle who doesn't use social media anymore loved it). As an author, I would sincerely lose a lot of my audience if I deleted my social media accounts! Yes it made me think about using social media less but I already was aware...
  • Osbert
    Sep 16, 2018
    The fact is that Big Tech is manipulating your impressionable ass - no matter how smart you think you are - and you are powerless to resist unless you delete your social media accounts. "Social media is supposed to bring us together - but it is tearing us apart", Lanier declares. There...