Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now

‾  Format Kindle Read [ Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now ] For Free ⁗ Kindle Ebook By Jaron Lanier ₀ ‾ Format Kindle Read [ Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now ] For Free ⁗ Kindle Ebook By Jaron Lanier ₀ One of the most optimistic books about the Internet I ve ever read because it dares to hope for better A blisteringly good, urgent, essential read Zadie Smith In every chapter there is a principle so elegant, so neat, sometimes even so beautiful, that what is billed as straight polemic becomes something much profound Zoe Williams Guardian Indispensable Everyone who wants to understand the digital world, its pitfalls and possibilities should read this book now Matthew d Ancona, author of Post Truth A witty and fiercely intelligent attack on the ethics and business model of big tech and a romping read to boot Lanier is a modern day Luther, calling for a digital reformation and nailing his theses to the door Tom Hodgkinson, The Idler An eloquence that is hard to argue against Every time you log on, you are adding to a fire that is burning your house down Danny Fortson Sunday Times Everything is here, from status anxiety, to wage degradation, to the death of context This is Lanier at his best, taking the language of the internet and turning it back on itself Hugo Rifkind The Times A short, snappy, impassioned takedown of the surveillance capitalism operated by the giant Silicon Valley corporations Financial Times Informed, heartfelt and often entertaining a timely reminder that even if we cant bring ourselves to leave social media altogether, we should always think critically about how it works Ian Critchley Sunday Times A rollicking call to arms Emerald Street in every chapter there is a principle so elegant, so neat, sometimes even so beautiful, that what is billed as straight polemic becomes something much profound Zoe Williams GuardianA timely call to arms from a Silicon Valley pioneer.You might have trouble imagining life without your social media accounts, but virtual reality pioneer Jaron Lanier insists that were better off without them In Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now, Lanier, who participates in no social media, offers powerful and personal reasons for all of us to leave these dangerous online platforms.Laniers reasons for freeing ourselves from social medias poisonous grip include its tendency to bring out the worst in us, to make politics terrifying, to trick us with illusions of popularity and success, to twist our relationship with the truth, to disconnect us from other people even as we are connected than ever, to rob us of our free will with relentless targeted ads How can we remain autonomous in a world where we are under continual surveillance and are constantly being prodded by algorithms run by some of the richest corporations in history that have no way of making money other than being paid to manipulate our behavior How could the benefits of social media possibly outweigh the catastrophic losses to our personal dignity, happiness, and freedom Lanier remains a tech optimist, so while demonstrating the evil that rules social media business models today, he also envisions a humanistic setting for social networking that can direct us toward a richer and fuller way of living and connecting with our world. 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    • Format Kindle
    • Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now
    • Jaron Lanier
    • Anglais
    • 10 March 2017
    • 146 pages

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